Amerigroup Adds Seattle Medical Group to Its Medicare Advantage Provider Network

Amerigroup and Seattle Medical Group collaborate to increase access
to high-quality healthcare

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amerigroup is committed to increasing consumer access to high-quality,
affordable healthcare. As part of this commitment, Amerigroup and
Seattle Medical Group (SMG) announced today that Amerigroup will be
adding SMG to its preferred list of care providers for its Medicare
Advantage plans. Beginning January 2019, SMG’s care providers will be
considered in-network for these health plans, resulting in lower
out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to seeing a care provider
outside of Amerigroup’s network.

“Amerigroup strives to develop products and services that give our
Medicare Advantage consumers a healthcare experience that helps them
improve their health and well-being,” said Josh Martin, President of the
company’s Medicare West Region. “We look forward to working with Seattle
Medical Group because we know it’s important to many consumers that they
receive healthcare services from care providers who are well-positioned
to understand their medical and cultural needs.”

Seattle Medical Group, a division of Seoul Medical Group, is dedicated
to improving and promoting patient wellness while coordinating
comprehensive care for seniors. Founded in 1993, Seoul Medical Group is
one of the country’s leading physician-run medical groups with more than
2500 primary care and specialist physicians who embody the philosophy
that puts patients’ needs first, with both clinical and non-clinical
healthcare services.

“Seattle Medical Group is proud and privileged to be part of one of the
best health plans, Amerigroup, in Washington State,” said Min Young Cha,
M.D., CEO and Chairman of Seattle Medical Group. “SMG is making a strong
footprint in the Seattle/Tacoma areas by serving our SMG Medicare
members and the senior community.”

Amerigroup offers 2019 health plans that meet the needs of individuals
eligible for Medicare. These plans are Amerivantage Classic (HMO) and
Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP)
. The plans may include
benefits such as:

  • $0 premium;
  • $0 copay routine annual eye and hearing exams;
  • LiveHealth Online, a leading telehealth service providing consumers
    with ability to see U.S.-based board-certified doctors and licensed
    therapists online;
  • SilverSneakers, a fitness program tailored to older adults;
  • Availability of a telephone based program (supported by Social
    Workers) used to identify needs, leverage resources, and coordinate
  • A quarterly allowance for certain over-the-counter health products;
  • Acupuncture.

For more information regarding Amerigroup’s Medicare plans and/or care
providers, such as Seattle Medical Group, consumers can call (866)
260-7505, which is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Consumers can also visit the company’s online store at www.myamerigroup.com/medicare.

Amerigroup Washington, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract.
Amerigroup Washington, Inc. is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract
and a contract with the State Medicaid program. Enrollment in Amerigroup
Washington, Inc. depends on contract renewal. We do not discriminate,
exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and
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(TTY: 711). This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical
Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premium, co-pays, co-insurance,
and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive.
Please contact the plan for further details. Other providers are
available in our network. The provider network may change at any time.
You will receive notice when necessary. Providers may also contract with
other Plans/Part D Sponsors, if applicable.

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup is part of the Anthem Government Business Division (GBD).
Through the GBD, Anthem serves 7.4 million seniors, people with
disabilities, low-income families and other state and federally
sponsored beneficiaries, and National Government Services enrollees
(including the Federal Employee Program) in 26 states, making us one of
the nation’s leading providers of health care solutions for public
programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex,
race or disability.


Hieu Nguyen
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