AGP Georgia Expands Network

Amerigroup Georgia Expands Provider Network in Central Region

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013) – 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 physicians.

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 containment measures.