Blue High Performance Network name changing for 2022
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.
November 2021 Anthem Provider News - Ohio