AmeriHealth Caritas to Continue Medicaid Service in D.C.

AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid-managed care and other integrated healthcare solutions, recently announced that its D.C. affiliate, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, will be awarded a contract to continue its Medicaid managed care program.

The program’s contract with the D.C. Department of Health Care Finance begins for one year on Oct. 1, and covers Medicaid eligible enrollees from the District Healthy Families Program, District Healthcare Alliance Program and Immigrant Children’s Program. The District has the option renewing the contract annually for up to four additional years.

“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 Paul Tufano, AmeriHealth Caritas CEO/chair. “Core to our mission is a strong belief that every individual should have access to health care, and for more than 30 years we have delivered that person-centered model of care to those most in need,” he said. “This contract renewal allows us to continue helping our members get the care they need, stay well and build a healthier District of Columbia.”

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, which currently serves more than 105,000 members, is the city’s largest and highest-rated Medicaid plan for the second straight year.

The health plan has also been actively engaged in community development and support, addressing issues related to homelessness, food insecurity, employment, transportation accessibility and more.

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