CCAPeds, SMH, and Cigna

June 15, 2020

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The negotiations between Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Cigna have ended with no new contract or agreement between them. This also affects patients of First Physicians Group as they are owned by SMH.


If you or a loved one has been affected by this change, you should have received information on how to extend or transition your care from your physician or the hospital.


To learn more about how this change might affect you or how to operate within it, we recommend using the link to SMH's webpage where they explain their self-pay and out-of-network options found here:


From the SMH webpage above:


"As of May 1, 2020, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and its network of outpatient and urgent care centers, as well as First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial (FPG), are out-of-network providers for members of Cigna’s health insurance network, including commercial and employer health plans. 

The pending change does NOT affect:    

  • Patients with traditional Medicare and Medicare Supplemental plans. 

  • Patients with Cigna’s Medicare Advantage plans (HealthSpring), which are not marketed in this area and are not included in our current agreement."


These changes with SMH and First Physician's Group will not affect your current coverage and care here at Comprehensive Childcare Associates.


At CCAPeds, we are still accepting new patients and accept most Cigna Healthcare Plans. If you have any questions or concerns related to CCAPeds, please give us a call at 941-955-5191 for either our Sarasota or North Port Offices.



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