I have been trying to contact our auditor since the day we found out the flag was placed on our facility. She sent me one email that was very terse and stated a letter would be sent out later that week……that was 6 weeks ago and we have yet to receive the letter. Since then I have called and or emailed 2 or 3 times per week and I have gotten nothing. I have no idea why we even failed the audit and at this point all we are doing is turning patients away.
Personally I believe ignoring me is purposeful on the auditors part. I also believe that the audit itself is punitive and is meant to drive out of network providers away from accepting Cigna patients rather than to improve care for their patients. Basically, the longer the auditor ignores me, the longer any appeal process will take. I am wondering if I have any legal recourse in this matter. If the auditor will not respond to me, who do I talk to? Almost all of Cignas plans are self funded, so they are under ERISA, which I believe rules out state insurance commissioners. I am completely lost here and any direction will help a great deal.