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, including in the Cincinnati, Cleveland-Elyria and Columbus metro areas. 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 Ohio, Anthem offers large and small group employer plans with access to the HPN Network, calling the network for those plans Blue Connection.


As has been true this year, in 2022 you may see patients accessing this network through either a small group, large group, or national account plan. These are HMO plans or HSA plans with an HMO network. Under these 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.


Large group BlueHPN health plans sold in Ohio have a plan prefix of H8H, small group plans have a prefix of H9H, and MEWA plans have a prefix of H6Q. Keep in mind that other prefixes may be part of HPN plan member IDs. The new “Blue High Performance Network” logo and “BlueHPN” indicator in the suitcase icon are the most reliable indicators that a member is enrolled in an HPN plan.



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November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Ohio