Bicycle Health, a virtual opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment startup, announced Thursday it joined Evernorth’s enormous behavioral health network.
Evernorth, the health services business of Bloomfield, Connecticut-based health insurance behemoth Cigna Corp (NYSE: CI), now grants access to Bicycle Health’s services to all of its clients and to the Cigna employer or marketplace exchange plan members in 24 states, according to a news release. This partnership adds Bicycle Health to Evernorth’s network of 250,000 providers.
“We need innovative ways to help those looking to overcome OUD, and Bicycle Health provides a new option to care for our clients and customers,” Dr. Doug Nemecek, chief medical officer for behavioral health of Evernorth, said in the release. “Together, we’ll be able to provide a virtual treatment plan that creates more access that’s available when and where people need it in a convenient and comfortable way.”
“By joining Evernorth’s behavioral health network, health plans and employers are now able to cover this kind of care more easily than ever before,” Bicycle Health CEO Ankit Gupta said in the release. “It is only through that kind of vision and leadership that we will turn the tide in addressing the opioid crisis.”
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