SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amerigroup Washington, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. and Medicaid provider in the North Central Region, was selected by the Washington State Health Care Authority to provide fully integrated managed care for Medicaid members residing in the counties of Chelan, Douglas and Grant. The contract is an extension of the services Amerigroup already provides to Medicaid eligible populations in the North Central region. These integrated benefits will become available to members January 1, 2018.
“We recognize that Washington Medicaid members have unique needs, and we are committed to increasing quality access to fully integrated managed care services to help ensure that all North Central Washingtonians lead healthy lives,” said Craig Smith, Amerigroup Washington President. “Amerigroup is honored to have been selected by the Washington State Health Care Authority to provide fully integrated managed care services to Medicaid recipients living in North Central Washington,” added Smith.
Amerigroup is one of three Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) selected to serve Medicaid members in Chelan, Douglas and Grant Counties. This new contract enables Amerigroup to coordinate fully integrated managed care services as well as specialized value-added benefits. Through its innovative approach to providing whole-person health and wellness, Amerigroup will improve access to quality services to members throughout the North Central Region. The company looks forward to continuing to partner with community providers and stakeholders to ensure the transition to fully integrated managed care goes smoothly and members don’t experience any gaps in care.
Amerigroup has served Medicaid members in Washington since 2012 and across various states in the U.S. for more than 20 years. For more information about Amerigroup Washington’s services, please visit www.myamerigroup.com/wa.
About Amerigroup Washington
Amerigroup Washington helps improve health care access and quality for approximately 150,000 Washington residents by developing innovative care management programs and services. Members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and person-centered. Amerigroup Washington provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in improving and managing their health. Through access to health education programs, our members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle.