ISELIN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amerigroup and Advocare – one of the region’s largest, independent, multi-specialty physician groups – have teamed up to increase access to high-quality, affordable health care for New Jersey residents who are enrolled in Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Beginning in 2018, Amerigroup MA consumers can see an Advocare health care professional on an in-network basis, leading to benefits such as improved access to providers and lower out-of-pocket costs compared to seeing a clinician outside of a health plan’s list of preferred providers.
“Amerigroup is pleased to work with Advocare to ensure our members are able to easily see health care professionals who can help them live a healthier life,” said Tomas Orozco, President of the company’s East Region. “The addition of Advocare to Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage network is another example of our continued commitment to helping our consumers and those we hope to have the privilege of serving in the future tackle their everyday health challenges.”
Advocare is a physician-owned and physician-governed, multi-specialty medical group operating in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region. The medical group serves approximately 500,000 patients at nearly 200 locations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“Advocare strives to enhance the lives of every patient, and being part of Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage network will help us achieve that goal,” said Howard Orel, MD, Advocare’s President/CEO. “Our team approaches patient care with a personal, caring touch that focuses on patients’ health, safety, well-being, and overall needs. Furthermore, our Access Service provides our patients, 24 hours/day access to the patient’s medical provider.”
This collaboration is especially advantageous for New Jerseyans who live in Camden and Burlington Counties and are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid – often referred to as dual-eligible. Many of Advocare’s facilities are located in that area and Amerigroup offers a plan called Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP), which is specifically designed for dual-eligible individuals.
In addition to Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP), Amerigroup also offers Amerivantage Balance (HMO) and Amerivantage ESRD (HMO-POS SNP) in specific counties throughout New Jersey.
For details about Amerigroup’s Medicare plans in your area, call (866) 805-4589 or visit Amerigroup’s Medicare online store at www.myamerigroup.com/medicare. For more information about Advocare, please visit www.advocaredoctors.com or call (856) 872-7055.
Amerivantage (HMO) is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Amerivantage (HMO) depends on contract renewal. Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO DSNP) is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the New Jersey Medicaid program. Enrollment in Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO DSNP) depends on contract renewal. Amerivantage is an HMO/POS CSNP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Amerivantage depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and activities. 注意：如果您使用繁體中文，您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電1-866-805-4589（TTY：711）。 ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-866-805-4589 (TTY: 711). This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premium, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. Other providers are available in our network. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
Amerigroup is part of the Anthem Government Business Division (GBD). Through the GBD, Anthem serves 7.4 million seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families and other state and federally sponsored beneficiaries, and National Government Services enrollees (including the Federal Employee Program) in 26 states, making us one of the nation’s leading providers of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.
Advocare, LLC (“Advocare”) is a physician-owned and physician governed multi-specialty medical group operating in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region. Founded in 1998 as an alliance of 33 pediatricians in southern New Jersey, Advocare has grown to become widely recognized and highly respected as one of the region’s largest, independent, multi-specialty physician groups. With nearly 600 providers, Advocare serves approximately 500,000 patients at nearly 200 locations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Advocare physicians are regularly recognized among the region’s top doctors by New Jersey and Pennsylvania consumer magazines.