Cigna, Ascension Health Alabama agree on new contract

Cigna and Mobile-based Ascension Health Alabama have agreed to renew their commercial contract, the Birmingham Business Journal reported Aug. 2. 

The payer and provider had struggled to reach a deal, with Cigna accusing the provider of seeking "excessively high rates."  Ascension Health Alabama had said it would leave Cigna's network Aug. 13 if a deal was not reached. 

Financial details of the contract were not released.

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