AGP Now Serving Members in Louisiana
Louisiana Represents 12th State of Operations for Company
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Wednesday, February 1, 2012) – Today Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE: AGP) begins serving members in its 12th state, Louisiana. Amerigroup Louisiana is one of five health plans selected by the state to serve more than 865,000 managed care beneficiaries in Louisiana under the state health plan, BAYOU HEALTH.
“BAYOU HEALTH is a landmark change for Louisiana that will transition most of the state’s Medicaid population into managed care,” remarked Amerigroup Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) James G. Carlson. “Our national expertise in coordinating care for low-income populations and people with disabilities will allow us to help Louisiana manage the healthcare needs of its citizens, while keeping it more affordable for taxpayers.”
Amerigroup Louisiana will serve children, families, seniors and people with disabilities through the BAYOU HEALTH program.
Amerigroup Louisiana CEO George Bucher said, “We are committed to providing the best support for our members and look forward to helping more Louisianans access quality care and improve their health outcomes.”
The Amerigroup Louisiana plan will begin serving members today in the New Orleans and North Shore regions and will expand to Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Thibodaux as well as the North and West Regions by the end of the second quarter.
Currently, Amerigroup Louisiana has offices in Metairie and Baton Rouge and will be opening an office in Shreveport in the spring, adding close to 230 associates to its Louisiana and Virginia operations by June 1.
Last week, the Amerigroup Corporation raised the Louisiana state flag at its corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va., to fly alongside the flags of the other 11 states it currently serves.
About BAYOU HEALTH
BAYOU HEALTH is a new way for most of Louisiana's Medicaid and LaCHIP recipients to receive healthcare services. The overriding goal is to encourage enrollees to actively participate in their own health and the health of their families. It is a message of empowerment that seeks to motivate Louisianans to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.
About Amerigroup Corporation
Amerigroup, a Fortune 500 Company, coordinates services for individuals in publicly funded healthcare programs. Currently serving approximately 2 million members in 12 states nationwide, Amerigroup expects to expand operations in 2012 to Washington, its 13th state, as a result of a previously awarded state contract. Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for its members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.