AmeriHealth Collaboration

AmeriHealth New Jersey and Meridian Health Collaborate to Provide Affordable Options for Self-Funded Businesses in Monmouth and Ocean Counties

We are pleased to announce a collaboration with AmeriHealth of New Jersey to further reshape the way health care is delivered in New Jersey with a new tiered incentive based product offering: the AmeriHealth Advantage Plan. Participating physicians in Meridian Health Partners are designated as tier 1 providers.

The AmeriHealth Advantage Plan offers tiered (i.e. – gold, silver, and bronze) benefits on and off the Health Insurance Marketplace, providing individual members and self-funded and fully-insured employers with a lower cost of care when using Meridian facilities and providers throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. With over 100 convenient locations, members can expect easy access to high-quality care, close to home, with streamlined transitions of care, whether inpatient, outpatient, or at-home care.

The AmeriHealth Advantage Plan and Meridian encourage providers to maintain their patients’ health through preventive medicine and avoid unnecessary costs. In addition to your current fee schedule, physicians that are part of Meridian Health Partners, Meridian’s clinically integrated network, have the potential to participate in shared savings, quality bonuses and care coordination payments, which result in improved quality of care and cost efficiencies. Physicians and members will also have access to tools that keep them informed and make better health care decisions.

Over the past several years we have been focused on developing and implementing programs to integrate patient care, while reducing costs and increasing quality. According to American Health Insurance Plans, more than one sixth of the U.S. economy is devoted to health care spending, and that number continues to rise every year. Our collaboration with AmeriHealth will provide patients with access to these high-quality services and providers while helping to reduce costs.

If you have any questions on our collaboration or the AmeriHealth Advantage Plan product, please contact Terry Manna, vice president of Managed Care, at TManna@MeridianHealth.com or 732-751-7575.

For more information about joining Meridian Health Partners, contact James Clarke, M.D., vice president of Primary Care, at jclarke@meridianhealth.com or 732-765-6318.

Sincerely,

Patrick Young
Executive Vice President
Meridian Health Solutions