AmeriHealth New Jersey and Atlantic Health System Reach Agreement on New Hospital Contract

CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AmeriHealth New Jersey today announced that the company has reached an agreement on a new hospital contract with Atlantic Health System effective November 1, 2011.

“Providing affordable health coverage to our members is one of AmeriHealth New Jersey’s main priorities,” said Paul Portsmore, vice president of health services for AmeriHealth New Jersey. “We are pleased that we can continue to offer our members services from Atlantic Health System on an in-network basis without disruption.”

Atlantic Health System encompasses Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. The new contract does not include Newton Medical Center as AmeriHealth New Jersey’s current contract with Newton Medical Center remains in place.

The new agreement between AmeriHealth New Jersey and Atlantic Health System is a three-year contract. The specific terms and financials of the new contract are confidential.

About AmeriHealth

AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, AmeriHealth New Jersey) provide health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. The company has the largest provider network in New Jersey*, and that network includes access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through its innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs.

The company's managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. has received the highest possible accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) by meeting NCQA's rigorous evaluation standards.

AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers' compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey headquarters are located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information on AmeriHealth, visit www.amerihealth.com.

* Based on analysis done through an independent source.



CONTACT:

AmeriHealth New Jersey
Jill Roman, Public Relations Manager, 609-662-2454
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  New Jersey

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals  Professional Services  Insurance  General Health  Managed Care

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