AmeriHealth New Jersey Welcomes Virtua Health System into its Local Value Network

Virtua also becomes a Tier 1 provider in the company’s Tier 1 Advantage Plan

Cranbury, NJ — December 22, 2015 — AmeriHealth New Jersey today announced that Virtua Health System has joined the company’s Local Value Network. Effective January 1, 2016 AmeriHealth New Jersey members who utilize the Local Value Network will be able to visit any Virtua hospital, facility or provider on an in-network basis.

The Virtua Health System consists of three acute care hospitals, three health and wellness centers, two ambulatory care centers, three fitness centers, primary and specialty physician practices with 287 physicians plus 87 additional practitioners, urgent care centers, 11 ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services.

In addition, Virtua will also be a Tier 1 provider in AmeriHealth New Jersey’s Tier 1 Advantage Plan. This will enable AmeriHealth New Jersey members who have a Tier 1 Advantage Plan to visit any Virtua hospital and receive an enhanced member benefit.

“We are pleased to provide our members with added flexibility in their health plans that will enable greater accessibility to the Virtua Health System,” Judith L. Roman, president and CEO of AmeriHealth New Jersey.

“Virtua’s collaboration with AmeriHealth New Jersey helps us to better serve our community members who wish to receive the high quality care and services provided by Virtua clinicians at all of our facilities,” said Richard P. Miller, Virtua President and CEO.  “Ease of access for our patients has always been a top priority and our addition to the Local Value Network helps make this possible.”

About AmeriHealth New Jersey

AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, AmeriHealth New Jersey) provide health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. The company has one of the largest provider networks in New Jersey, and provides access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through its innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs. The company’s managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. is accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey headquarters are located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information on AmeriHealth New Jersey, visit amerihealthnj.com.

About Virtua

As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, two ambulatory care centers, three fitness centers, three acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with 287 physicians plus 87 additional practitioners, urgent care centers, 11 ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine. Virtua employs more than 8,700 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley every year since 2007. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.

Media Contact

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