Cigna

Cigna Will Stop Covering OxyContin in Effort to Reduce Inappropriate Use

Health insurer Cigna announced this week it will stop covering the prescription opioid OxyContin in an effort to reduce inappropriate use of the drug. Instead it will cover an equivalent drug less vulnerable to being misused. The alternate drug is Xtampza ER, made by Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc. Xtampza ER cannot…

Cigna Will No Longer Require Preauthorization for Opioid Addiction Treatment

The health insurance company Cigna will no longer require doctors to get preauthorization before prescribing opioid addiction medications, USA Today reports. Until now, Cigna has required doctors to submit a preauthorization form when requesting medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine. Doctors had to answer numerous questions about the patient’s current treatment and…

Cigna and Addiction Specialists Team Up to Study Which Treatments are Working

The health insurance company Cigna is teaming up with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to study which substance abuse treatments are effective, Forbes reports. The company will provide two years of medical claims data to ASAM, who will work with health researchers at Brandeis University to test and…