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CIGNA Teams with MD On-Line to Grow Electronic Claims Submissions

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 General News J E 4
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New Initiative Part of CIGNA Efforts to Offer Providers Enhanced Service at Lower Costs

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- MD On-Line, Inc., a leader in enabling interoperable EDI transactions between health care payers and health care professionals, today announced that it has teamed with leading health service company CIGNA to help its health care professionals convert from paper to electronic claims submission.  

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As part of this effort, MD On-Line has launched a co-branded web portal (www.cignamdol.com) to allow health care professionals to submit their claims transactions electronically at no additional cost, and will actively market its offering to those currently submit claims on paper.  CIGNA joins the more than 30 other carriers who also have teamed with MD On-Line for this initiative. 

Under this new arrangement, health care professionals that currently submit 100% of their claims to CIGNA on paper may be eligible for special offers and discounts that may allow them to qualify for free services if they convert to electronic claims submission.  

"This initiative is part of CIGNA's overall effort to offer hospitals and healthcare professionals more choice among national and regional vendors, reduce paperwork, and enhance service all at a lower cost," said Albert C. Leavengood, CIGNA Claim Intake Lead.

"We have been eager to add CIGNA to our relationship roster for some time," said Bill Bartzak, President and CEO of MD On-Line.  "Now, we look forward to helping to convert their paper-submitted providers so that they can realize the cost saving and time efficiency of electronic claims submission, and helping CIGNA achieve their goal of helping to reduce paperwork and enhance service at lower costs."

About CIGNA

CIGNA (NYSE: CI) a global health service company, is dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries provide an integrated suite of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance, to approximately 46 million people throughout the United States and around the world. To learn more about CIGNA visit www.CIGNA.com.

About MD On-Line

MD On-Line, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic data interchange (EDI) solutions that facilitate the critical connection between doctors and payers. Its offerings enable electronic data capture and entry, and claim and transactional data submission to payers. Co-branded and endorsed by 30 major insurers and increasing its presence in providers' offices of all sizes, MD On-Line is transacting the business of healthcare, helping to make the healthcare system significantly more cost-effective by eradicating inefficiencies. In addition to claims processing, MD On-Line offers real-time services for eligibility verification, referrals, claim status inquiries, and electronic remittance advice (ERAs). Its "all-payer" EDI solutions encompass a network of more than 1,800 payer organizations and are used by more than 35,000 healthcare providers nationwide. For additional information, visit www.mdon-line.com.

SOURCE MD On-Line, Inc.

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