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New Century Health (NCH) and Cigna HealthCare of Arizona today announced an alliance focused on delivering quality care related to cancer

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WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Century Health (NCH) and Cigna HealthCare of Arizona today announced an alliance focused on delivering quality care related to cancer.  Cigna customers covered under Arizona Medicare Advantage plans who receive care through the Cigna Medical Group (CMG) are included in this new program with NCH.

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"Customers belong at the center of a health system that promotes quality and improves both affordability and satisfaction," said Edward Kim, President and General Manager of Cigna HealthCare of Arizona and Cigna Medical Group.  "Cigna and NCH are dedicated to achieving improved care for the patients we serve.  This new collaboration will support a more seamless, quality health experience that is simpler and specifically directed towards cancer diagnosis and treatment."

"We are excited to work with CIGNA to improve the quality of cancer care for their members," said Atul Dhir, MD, DPhil, and Chief Executive Officer of New Century Health. "With the advances in the treatments for cancer, NCH's goal is to provide the capabilities to the physicians and payers to ensure that the highest quality, evidence based treatments are provided in an efficient and cost effective manner."

Cigna Medical Group is working with health care organizations across Maricopa County to develop programs and services that support value-driven, patient-centered care for all of its Cigna health care customers. To learn more about Cigna Medical Group's commitment to building a leading customer focused health care system, please visit our website at http://www.cigna.com/cmgaz

About Cigna Medical Group

Cigna Medical Group is the core primary and specialty care medical group practice serving Cigna HealthCare of Arizona's Medicare Advantage plan membership.  CMG is one of the Valley's largest multi-specialty group practices with 23 health care centers and two convenience care clinics located throughout metropolitan Phoenix. Cigna is the only plan that has been awarded the highest Overall CMS Star rating for Arizona of 4.5 out of 5 Stars three years in a row.

About New Century Health

New Century Health (NCH) is an innovative specialty care management company that focuses on managing complex specialties. NCH collaborates with health plans and a growing provider network of over 4,000 physicians to improve the quality and reduce the escalating costs of oncology and cardiovascular care for more than 3 million Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial members. URAC accredited for Health Utilization Management, New Century Health is an official licensee of the NCCN Drugs & Biologics CompendiumTM. To learn more about New Century Health, visit www.newcenturyhealth.com

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