Amerigroup will also Continue Serving Georgia’s Foster Care
Population through the Georgia Families 360° Program
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia, which has been serving the state
for more than a decade, was awarded a new contract by the Georgia
Department of Community Health (DCH) to continue serving members who
participate in the state’s Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids®
managed care program. DCH also awarded Amerigroup the Georgia
Families 360° contract to continue providing health care coverage for
Georgia’s Foster Care, Adoption Assistance and select youth in the
non-secure Department of Juvenile Justice populations, which Amerigroup
has managed since 2014.
Amerigroup is one of four Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s)
selected to serve Georgians and the lone entity designated to coordinate
care for the state’s foster care population. Services under the new
contract become effective July 1, 2017.
“Amerigroup has served Georgians through the Georgia Medicaid program
for more than a decade, and we are honored to have been selected to
continue serving residents who need our help,” said Fran Gary, president
of Amerigroup Georgia. “Our members are our families, and each and every
day, we strive to help them gain access to high quality health care
services that can effectively help them improve their health and lives.
We have made a lot of progress in the past decade, and we look forward
to continuing to build better, healthier futures.”
Amerigroup is a leader in the health care delivery and technology arena
highlighted by its work with Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) to
provide telemedicine services to members in a timely fashion, regardless
of their geographic barriers to access. Amerigroup has also worked with
nearly 1,000 Georgia medical providers to transform their delivery
systems into Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) to improve quality
of care for members and better control costs. Additionally, since March
2014, Amerigroup has been the single managed care organization
responsible for coordinating the care of Georgia children in foster
care, children receiving adoption assistance and select youth in the
juvenile justice system. Through this program, Amerigroup provides an
innovative approach to delivering holistic care coordination to
vulnerable youth with complex needs.
Amerigroup’s new contract enables the health plan to continue
coordinating medical, behavioral, dental and vision health benefits for
members who participate in the Georgia Families Program. The Georgia
Families Program includes various state Medicaid programs, including
Planning for Health Babies (P4HB), PeachCare for Kids® and
the Georgia Families 360° program. Through its innovative approach and
customized services, Amerigroup will continue transforming Georgia’s
health care delivery system and improving lives across the state.
ABOUT AMERIGROUP COMMUNITY CARE OF GEORGIA
Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia helps improve health care access
and quality for more than 375,000 low-income Georgians by developing
innovative care management programs and services. Members are assured
care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive,
integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Georgia provides ongoing
community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active
participants in their health care. Through health education programs,
members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle. For
more information about Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia, visit www.myamerigroup.com/ga.
Doug Bennett Jr.
Public Relations Director