Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Riggs Community Health Center Announce Increased Access to Affordable Health Care

Anthem adds Riggs to its Medicare Advantage provider network

INDIANAPOLIS--()--Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana (Anthem) is committed to increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable health care. As part of this commitment, Anthem and Riggs Community Health Center (Riggs) announced today that Anthem added Riggs to its preferred list of care providers for its Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans. Riggs’ care providers were added to Anthem’s MA health plan network in March 2018, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to seeing a care provider outside of Anthem’s network.

“The addition of Riggs Community Health Center to our Medicare Advantage network exemplifies how Anthem strives to make health care simpler for consumers by making it easier for them to see care providers in their communities,” said David McNichols, President of Anthem’s Medicare Central Region. “We are honored to have Riggs join our prestigious network of care providers and look forward to working together to help consumers improve their health and well-being.”

Riggs Community Health Center is one of more than 8,000 community health centers nationwide that provide health care to underserved areas. Over the past year, Riggs delivered high-quality, cost-effective care to more than 13,000 men, women and children in Tippecanoe, Boone and surrounding counties. Riggs offers primary care, behavioral health, dental and women’s health services to the community at 3 locations in Lafayette and another location in Lebanon.

“Since 1988, Riggs has been dedicated to a model of care that is patient focused and coordinated, and has been shown to remove barriers to needed care,” said Dr. Bambi McQuade-Jones, President and CEO of Riggs Community Health Center. “Joining Anthem’s Medicare Advantage network brings us closer to our vision of decreasing health disparities in our community. We are pleased that we’ll be working with Anthem to help our patients lead healthier lives.”

Having Riggs as in-network for Anthem’s Medicare Advantage plans is especially advantageous for consumers who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid – often referred to as dual-eligible. The Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO D-SNP) plan is specifically designed for dual-eligible individuals. This health plan provides more coordination of health plan benefits for consumers across the Medicare and Medicaid programs, compared to standard MA plans.

Consumers who are enrolled in Anthem’s other Medicare Advantage plans can also see a Riggs care provider on an in-network basis. These Anthem MA plans are Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO), or Anthem MediBlue Access Basic (Regional PPO).

Some consumers are eligible to enroll in a Medicare plan today. These individuals include those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits; consumers who qualify for a special enrollment period, such as those who recently moved; or individuals who are turning 65 and newly eligible for Medicare.

For more information regarding Anthem’s Medicare plans and/or care providers, such as Riggs, consumers can call (855) 866-4242 or visit the company’s online store at https://shop.anthem.com/medicare. Community members that are interested in Riggs services are encouraged to go to their website (www.riggshealth.com) for more information.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Indiana Medicaid program. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an RPPO plan with a Medicare contract. 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1-888-230-7338(TTY:711)。 ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-888-230-7338 (TTY: 711). Other providers are available in our network. Providers may also contract with other Plans/Part D Sponsors, if applicable. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

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Contacts

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana
Hieu Nguyen
(202) 510-8848
hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com

Contacts

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana
Hieu Nguyen
(202) 510-8848
hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com