AmeriHealth New Jersey launches COVID-19 website for providers

Cranbury, NJ, June 11, 2020 — AmeriHealth New Jersey recently launched a comprehensive COVID-19 Provider Hub website. The site provides information on clinical and business initiatives taken by AmeriHealth New Jersey to support doctors, hospitals, health systems, and other health care professionals during the pandemic.

The Provider Hub offers information related to:

Delivering care

Throughout the pandemic, AmeriHealth New Jersey has helped make it easier for providers by updating policies and streamlining care to ensure that members have access to and coverage of COVID-19 testing and treatment. This section of the site includes information and links about these decisions.

Supporting practice operations

This section of the site highlights how AmeriHealth New Jersey has been helping providers with administrative processes, such as:

  • Not requiring prior authorization for acute, in-network, inpatient admissions from the emergency department for members with a COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Waiving prior authorization for transfers from acute in-network, inpatient facilities to post-acute in-network facilities (long-term acute care hospitals, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facilities) for any diagnoses.
  • Extending prior authorizations for pending procedures for six months.
  • Giving providers in value-based programs access to the PEAR portal and IndexPro™. These online tools offer enhanced information about trends in their patient care and how they can improve their performance through proactive outreach to their patients.

Staying informed

AmeriHealth New Jersey is keeping providers informed through this section of the website on news about current legislation, pending legislation, and legislator updates related to COVID-19 and its effects on health insurance coverage. There is also information on the website that provides the latest links to updates from AmeriHealth New Jersey’s Provider News Center as well as general news, questions and answers.

For more information about AmeriHealth New Jersey’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit amerihealthnj.com/covid-19.

About AmeriHealth New Jersey
For more than 25 years AmeriHealth New Jersey* has been dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. Our members are at the center of everything we do. Since the onset of the Affordable Care Act, we have been committed to offering health plans on the Individual Marketplace, which has expanded access to coverage for New Jersey residents. We are exclusively focused on New Jersey with plans designed to meet the unique needs of individuals, small- and mid-sized businesses, municipalities and boards of education across the state. We also provide administrative services to self-funded groups. Named one of the Best Places to Work for the past nine years, AmeriHealth New Jersey is located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information visit amerihealthnj.com.

*AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey | AmeriHealth HMO, Inc.

Media Contact

Jill Roman
Manager, Public Relations
AmeriHealth New Jersey
(609) 662-2454
Jill.Roman@AmeriHealth.com