Cigna-HealthSpring Adds JenCare Senior Medical Center to Chicagoland Network

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Five-center practice will provide primary, specialty care to Medicare Advantage customers

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Care driven by what works best for the patient makes a real difference in their health and well-being.

Cigna-HealthSpring’s Medicare Advantage (MA) customers in Chicago’s South suburbs and Southside communities have a new option for their medical care with the addition of JenCare Senior Medical Centers to their network, effective immediately.

JenCare operates five centers in Chicagoland providing the access to care and convenience patients expect, including walk-in appointments, expanded hours, expansive office visits, medication dispensing and even door-to-door transportation to those who need it. These centers will be available to customers in Cigna-HealthSpring’s Advantage (HMO), Premier (HMO-POS) and Primary (HMO) plans.

JenCare adheres to the ChenMed approach to high-touch care for Medicare-eligible seniors, that, according to the September American Journal of Managed Care, reduces hospital admissions by 50 percent; decreases health care costs by 28 percent; and improves patient use of preventive medications by up to 41 percent (see AJMC release and abstract). The peer-reviewed journal report shows that JenCare helps MA customers, including those with major and multiple chronic conditions, enjoy more healthy days than MA customers served by standard medical practices.

“As a customer-centric organization, we continue to seek relationships with physician and hospital systems that improve customer access to high-quality care,” said Dr. Stanley Borg, senior medical director with Cigna-HealthSpring in Illinois. “JenCare’s approach to personalized care has shown to help their patients receive the results-driven care they need when they need it.”

“By focusing on delivering quality and armed with the support of carriers like Cigna-HealthSpring, our physicians can provide more time for each patient, which helps earn patient trust,” explained Len Scarpinato, DO, MS, FACP, FAAFP, JenCare Illinois chief medical officer. “Care driven by what works best for the patient makes a real difference in their health and well-being.”

JenCare Chicago primary care physicians (PCPs) share their cell phone numbers with their patients. They encourage calls and texts anytime, and they welcome walk-in appointments.

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About Cigna-HealthSpring
Cigna-HealthSpring is a health services company committed to helping Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries live healthier, more active lives through personalized, affordable and easy-to-use health care solutions. Cigna-HealthSpring offers a variety of options and services to support healthy aging and meet customers' individual health care needs through personal attention, wellness and preventive care.

About JenCare Senior Medical Centers
JenCare operates five primary care medical practices serving seniors in diverse South Chicago communities (Ashburn, Berwyn, Glenwood, Jeffery Manor and Oak Lawn). JenCare brings concierge-style medicine — and better health outcomes — to the neediest populations, as evidenced by a five-year report (see release; report) comparing ChenMed outcomes against quality measures reported by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. The value-based care provider primarily serves seniors with low-to-moderate incomes, most of whom are managing multiple chronic conditions.

JenCare’s (ChenMed’s) mission is to honor seniors with affordable VIP care that delivers better health. To do that, JenCare relies on innovative technology and a talented, resourceful, and compassionate team of providers. Founded by Dr. James Chen, a Taiwanese immigrant and cancer survivor, ChenMed operates more than 50 medical centers in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Well-known ChenMed brands also include Chen Senior Medical Center and Dedicated Senior Medical Center.

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