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PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AmeriHealthCaritas?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#AmeriHealthCaritaslt;/agt;–AmeriHealth
Caritas
announced that the District of Columbia’s Department of
Health Care Finance has awarded a contract for the District’s Medicaid
managed care program to AmeriHealth Caritas’ Washington, D.C., Medicaid
plan, AmeriHealth
Caritas District of Columbia
.

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia has served the District since
2013 and is its largest Medicaid health plan, managing care for more
than 120,000 DC Healthy Families, DC Healthcare Alliance, and Immigrant
Children’s Program members. It has also been the District’s top-rated
Medicaid health insurance plan for three of the past four years,
according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Medicaid
Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015 – 2016, 2016 – 2017 and 2018 – 2019.

The contract will allow AmeriHealth Caritas to continue helping the
District’s Medicaid enrollees access quality health care. The District
has approximately 192,000 Medicaid managed care enrollees with diverse
backgrounds and wide-ranging needs who require solutions that address
their health as well as the social determinants of health, such as
education, job training, transportation, and housing.

We are excited about this opportunity to continue serving the people of
the District of Columbia, providing them with access to the quality care
and services they deserve,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Paul Tufano. “Core to our mission is a strong belief
that every individual should have access to health care, and for more
than 35 years AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies has delivered that
person-centered model of care to those most in need. This contract
renewal allows us to continue helping our members get the care they need
to stay well and to continue building a healthier District of Columbia.”

AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies provides integrated Medicaid
managed care services that focus on family and caregiver involvement,
community-based services, successful care transitions, and intensive
care management. In addition to the District of Columbia, it currently
operates Medicaid managed care health plans in Delaware, Florida,
Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, and is slated to
begin serving North Carolina and New Hampshire Medicaid enrollees later
this year.

In addition, AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies serves dual
eligibles in Michigan and South Carolina through Medicare-Medicaid
plans; and in Pennsylvania through Medicare Advantage special needs
plans. It also serves Pennsylvanians and Delawareans receiving long-term
services and supports.

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia’s new contract will be in place
for one base year with up to four one-year extensions.

About AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a member of the AmeriHealth
Caritas Family of Companies, is a Medicaid managed care health plan
dedicated to helping members get care, stay well and build healthy
communities. Headquartered in the District, AmeriHealth Caritas District
of Columbia addresses social risk factors impacting health, leverages
robust member engagement strategies to increase rates of preventive
care, and utilizes programs to support health and wellness for the
vulnerable populations it serves. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritasdc.com.

About AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care
solutions for those most in need. Operating in 11 states and the
District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5 million
Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical
benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, and behavioral
health services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a
mission-driven organization with more than 35 years of experience
serving low-income and chronically ill populations. AmeriHealth Caritas
is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Michigan. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.

Contacts

Jawanza Keita
Tel: 1-267-298-5702
jkeita@amerihealthcaritas.com