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 now 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 Kentucky, the BlueHPN network covers 118 counties. The hospital and medical professional network is smaller than the Blue Access network, so it is important that you check network participation through the Find a Doctor / Find Care tool at


As has been the case this year, in 2022 you may see patients accessing this network through either a national employer plan, or Kentucky large and small group employer plans. The plan design is an EPO, so out-of-network benefits are limited to emergency or urgent care. Members must select a primary care provider (PCP), but PCP referrals are not required for specialty care.


Below is a sample ID card for a Kentucky member enrolled in a large group BlueHPN plan. Please note the new “Blue High Performance Network” logo and “BlueHPN” indicator in the suitcase icon.




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November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Kentucky