Cigna revises policy to cover 3-D mammograms

Last year, when Cigna Insurance announced that it would cease coverage of 3-D mammograms, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) urged its supporters to contact Cigna’s President and CEO to express collective concern over this decision. You can read MBCC’s blog here. MBCC is pleased to see that Cigna has revised its policy to cover 3-D […]

Cigna will cease coverage for 3-D mammography

On December 14, 2015, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) urged its supporters to reach out to Cigna Insurance, who recently announced their decision to cease coverage of 3-D mammograms after February 15, 2016. 3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a new technology that allows for visualization of the entire breast in multiple thin sections. […]

Dr. Michael Misialek reaches out to Cigna Insurance

Dr. Michael Misialek’s first outreach letter to Cigna Insurance  Dear Mr. Cordani, I am a pathologist in Boston who has seen the power of 3-D mammography (DBT). Simply put, women’s lives have been saved by it. Practicing at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA, where we were the FIRST hospital in the country to routinely PROVIDE […]

MBCC urges Cigna to reconsider important health coverage for women

Cigna has announced that after February 15, 2016 the company will no longer provide coverage for 3-D mammography. 3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a new technology that allows for visualization of the entire breast in multiple thin sections. It provides far greater resolution than conventional 2-D mammography. Dr. Michael Misialek, Associate Chair of […]