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CIGNA loses Medicare contract

The Tennessean, January 9, 2009
A subsidiary of health insurer CIGNA that employs 1,000 people in Nashville has lost a contract under which it processes and pays claims to Medicare. The federal contract covers processing and payment of claims from hospitals as well as doctors and ambulance services in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Medicare's overseer has been consolidating contractors to improve oversight and better manage costs.