|[December 12, 2013]
Amerigroup Georgia Expands Provider Network in Central Region
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., announced its
Georgia health plan expanded its provider network with the addition of
Central Georgia Health Network (CGHN), one of Georgia's largest
physician-hospital organizations, effective Nov. 2013.
"We look forward to increased access to quality, affordable health care
for our members in the central Georgia region," said Fran Gary,
Amerigroup Georgia president. "Through our partnership with CGHN,
Amerigroup members will have access to an extensive group of exceptional
physicians in their communities."
CGHN is a clinically integrated network of physician partners and The
Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG). MCCG has more than 50 years of
heart and vascular care, performing more than 690 open heart surgeries
annually. It is one of six accredited Chest Pain Centers in Georgia, and
one of four hospitals that is Joint Commission certified for its
Ventricular Assist Device Program in the state.
"CGHN is excited about the opportunity to provide more options for our
patients in the central Georgia region through our partnership with
Amerigroup Georgia," said Steve Barry, CGHN chief executive officer.
The expanded provider service area includes Bibb, Monroe and Houston
Counties. With this expansion, 19 providers were added to the Amerigroup
Georgia network as well as more than 500 of Middle Georgia's best
About Amerigroup Georgia
Amerigroup Georgia helps improve health care access and quality for more
than 292,000 low-income Georgians by developing innovative care
management programs and services. Our members are assured care that is
not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and
patient-centered. We provide ongoing community relations and outreach to
encourage members to become active participants in their health care.
Through our health education program, we empower members to choose and
sustain a healthy lifestyle.
About Central Georgia Health Network
Central Georgia Health Network (CGHN) is a clinically integrated network
of its physician partners and The Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Through a collaborative effort among physicians, CGHN provides alignment
of objectives and goals focusing on defined quality goals and cost
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