Blue High-Performance Network plans offer access to providers with a record of delivering high-quality, efficient care. BlueHPN® networks first went live January 1, 2021, in more than 50 cities across the country. Since then, our national customer base has grown, and again this fall, major employers will offer plans with access to our high-performance network for the 2022 benefit year.

Member ID cards and other plan material will feature one small change for 2022: BlueHPN is written as a single word rather than two.

As a reminder, BlueHPN is a national network designed from our local market expertise, deep data, and strong provider relationships, and aligned with local networks across the country. These local networks are connected to the national chassis to form a national BlueHPN network. In Colorado, the BlueHPN network includes the same set of providers as the Pathway PPO/EPO Network.

If you are not sure whether your practice is part of the Pathway PPO/EPO network and therefore BlueHPN, ask your office manager or business office, or contact your Anthem Provider Relations Representative. Updated BlueHPN participation will be displayed in provider profiles in Anthem’s online provider directory January 1, 2022.

Keep in mind that you may see patients accessing this network through a small group, large group, or national account plans with an Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plan design. Under EPO plans, out of network benefits are limited to emergency or urgent care. Members must select a primary care provider, but PCP referrals are not required for specialty care.

Below is a sample ID card for a member from Colorado enrolled in a national employer BlueHPN plan for the 2022 benefit year. Note the new “Blue High Performance Network” logo and “BlueHPN” indicator in the suitcase icon.


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November 2021 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado