This whole business is very strange, and they are making room for Ingenix to move in and handle some business, the subsidiary of United Health Care and stated others would be added later. Cigna is where Wendell Potter worked for years. BD
CIGNA has announced it will end its five-year exclusive claims clearinghouse contract with Emdeon Business Services on Jan. 1, 2010.
Under the arrangement, Nashville, Tenn.-based Emdeon was the only clearinghouse that could submit electronic claims to CIGNA. Other clearinghouses would have to route their CIGNA claims through Emdeon, getting a much lower transaction fee in the process.
CIGNA said the change in policy to accept claims from other clearinghouses is an effort to better serve provider organizations. CIGNA in the announcement named Ingenix as a clearinghouse from which it will accept claims and said it would announce additional clearinghouse connections in 2010.