BlueHPN to expand in California for 2022
Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) launched BlueHPN® in January 2021 to keep pace with the rapidly evolving nature of healthcare and to answer the call from our national employer groups to improve health outcomes and affordability of care for their organizations and employees. BlueHPN is part of a national network of Blue High-Performance networks being created in collaboration with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Effective January 1, 2022, in California, Anthem’s BlueHPN will broaden to include new counties. The larger network area will be comprised of seven metropolitan service areas located in Northern and Southern California: Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade; San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward-Solano-Sonoma; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim-Ventura, San Diego-Carlsbad; Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, and Merced-San Joaquin-Stanislaus.
Member ID cards and other plan material will feature one small change for 2022: BlueHPN is now a single word rather than two.
Please note that all providers and facilities behavioral health-specific contracts, birthing centers, imaging providers, and all of the ancillary provider types listed below are included in Anthem’s BlueHPN:
- DME/O&P/Mail Order Disposable Supply (DMEPOS)
- Cardiac Event Monitoring (CEM)
- Home/Ambulatory Infusion/Immunization
- Skilled Nursing Facilities (Free Standing only)
- Reference Labs
- Therapies (PT, OT, ST)
- Hearing Aid Providers
- Registered Dietitians
- Home Health Agency (HHA)
- Dialysis Facilities
- Ground and Air Ambulance
Below is a sample ID card for a fictional member from California enrolled in the national employer Blue HPN plan. Note the new “Blue High-Performance Network” logo and “BlueHPN” indicator in the suitcase icon.
BlueHPN participation is displayed in provider profiles in our provider directory and will be updated January 1, 2022.
November 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California