Coming soon: New digital correspondence on the Cigna for Health Care Professionals website

April 17, 2024

Beginning in the second quarter of 2024, Cigna Healthcare will continue to leverage the power of technology and data with the launch of digital claim and precertification correspondence in the Messaging Center on the Cigna for Health Care Professionals website (CignaforHCP.com).

Highlights

  • By June 20, all registered users of CignaforHCP.com who have the claim entitlement will have access to digital claim correspondence.*
  • By July 18, all registered users of CignaforHCP.com who have the precertification entitlement will have access to digital precertification correspondence.*
  • On August 9, all registered users of CignaforHCP.com who have the claim and precertification entitlements will no longer receive paper letters.
  • Note: Website access managers can select to continue receiving claim and/or precertification paper letters via “Settings and Preferences” on CignaforHCP.com.
  • If provider TINs are not registered for the website, they will continue to receive claim and precertification correspondence via paper letters.


* In certain cases, providers may continue to receive paper letters.

Questions and answers

  1. When will Cigna Healthcare execute its transition to digital correspondence?
    • By June 20, we will transition all registered users with the claim entitlement to digital correspondence.
    • By July 18, we will transition all registered users with the precertification entitlement to digital correspondence.
  2. Will Cigna Healthcare stop mailing paper letters for claim and precertification-related correspondence?
    • Yes. Beginning August 9, we will turn off claim and precertification-related paper letters to all registered users of the website who have the respective entitlements noted above.
  3. Can providers still get paper letters for claim and/or precertification-related correspondence?
    • Yes. Starting May 23, website access managers can select to continue receiving claim and/or precertification-related paper letters via “Settings and Preferences” on CignaforHCP.com.
  4. What will digital correspondence look like?
    • When users enter the existing Messaging Center on CignaforHCP.com, new correspondence will be sorted from newest to oldest. See screenshot below.* This page will function like an email inbox, where users can easily filter for communications that are of most interest to them. They can also click the “review” button to view and print the letter. The red dots indicate that a message has not been opened.
    • * View of Messaging Center is subject to change.
  5. How will users know when digital correspondence is available?
    • Users can select their preferences to receive notifications via email and/or the Messaging Center on CignaforHCP.com when correspondence is available. Note: Individuals who are not registered for CignaforHCP.com will continue to receive paper letters.
  6. Who will have access to digital correspondence?
    • Users with the “Precertification – View and Submit” or “Claim Search” entitlement roles will have access to the respective correspondence. Website access managers can assign these entitlements to users in their practice based on their roles.
  7. How do users know what entitlements they have?
    • Users can view your entitlements/access rights by navigating to Settings and Preferences > Online Access > View Access, then select their TIN. A list of access rights for the TIN will display.
  8. Will users be able to set their own preferences?
    • Yes. Users can select the category and type of messages they would like to see in the Messaging Center and elect if they would like to receive email notifications when messages are available online. Only website access mangers have the ability to turn paper delivery on or off. See screenshot below.
  9. How will digital correspondence be organized?
    • Most correspondence related to claims and precertification will be delivered to the Messaging Center Inbox, based on a user’s Settings and Preferences. Correspondence will have both a Category and Type. Users can flag messages, which will appear in the Flagged tab. They can also archive messages, which will appear in the Archive tab. Deleting a message will permanently delete it from the Messaging Center.
    • Correspondence specific to a claim or precertification can also be found on the Claim Details or Precertification Details screen on the New Correspondence History tab. It will always be viewable in this location, even if a website access manager deletes it from their Messaging Center.
  10. How long will digital correspondence be available?
    • Digital correspondence will be available online for a rolling two-year period. Users can save any letter to their computer and print it.
    • Note: Paper letters sent prior to the launch of digital correspondence will not be available in a digital format.
  11. When will paper be turned off?
    • Paper will be turned off for claim and precertification-related correspondence on August 9.
    • Note: Website access managers can select to continue receiving claim and/or precertification-related paper letters via “Settings and Preferences” on CignaforHCP.com.
  12. Can users choose to receive notifications and/or email alerts for claim and precertification messages?
    • Yes. Users can choose which messages they want to see in the Messaging Center and if they want to receive email notifications/alerts.
    • Note: Elections will only apply to the specific user making them. A different user with access to the same TINs may have different email notification preferences.
  13. Can users choose how often they want to receive digital notifications?
    • Yes. Users can choose if they want to receive email notifications and at what frequency they set (e.g., daily, weekly, or off). Note: Preferences are unique to the user, not the TIN. Users can also set different preferences for different TINs.
  14. What types of email notifications will be available?
    • Users will receive up to four different email notifications. Subject lines include:
    • Cigna Healthcare claim correspondence now available
    • Action required: Cigna Healthcare claim(s)
    • Cigna Healthcare precertification correspondence now available
    • Action required: Supporting documentation for Cigna Healthcare precertification(s)
  15. If a new TIN registers with an established website access manager, will they have the option to receive paper letters?
    • When a new TIN registers and a website access manager is established, the correspondence delivery settings will default to digital only. 
    • The website access manager can choose to receive paper and digital delivery by going to “Settings and Preferences” via the Messaging Center on CignaforHCP.com.
  16. Can users opt out of digital correspondence?
    No. Digital correspondence will always be available. However, website access managers can select to continue receiving claim and/or precertification-related paper letters via “Settings and Preferences” on CignaforHCP.com.

Additional information

If you have any questions, please call Cigna Healthcare Provider Service at 800.88Cigna (882.4462).

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