Cigna latest to file complaint against bankrupt Pioneer hospital

Cigna Healthcare of North Carolina is the latest company to request an injunction in the potential sale of Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes County in Danbury, N.C., reports Winston-Salem Journal.

In its complaint, Cigna argued Lilburn, Ga.-based Lifebrite Hospital Group's request to purchase PCH could interfere with medical care and coverage for Cigna policyholders. The final transaction between Lifebrite and PCH is pending approval from a U.S. bankruptcy court judge.

Without assurances Lifebrite would honor PCH's existing contracts, Cigna said it would be forced to sever provider agreements with the hospital.  

As of Wednesday, there have been at least eight objections filed against the proposed hospital transaction, including U.S. Bank, Stryker Flex Financial and McKesson Health Solutions, according to the article.

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