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Amerigroup Adds Seattle Medical Group to Its Medicare Advantage Provider Network

Thursday, Nov 08, 2018

Amerigroup is committed to increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. As part of this commitment, Amerigroup and Seattle Medical Group (SMG) announced today that Amerigroup will be adding SMG to its preferred list of care providers for its Medicare Advantage plans. Beginning January 2019, SMG’s care providers will be considered in-network for these health plans, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to seeing a care provider outside of Amerigroup’s network.

“Amerigroup strives to develop products and services that give our Medicare Advantage consumers a healthcare experience that helps them improve their health and well-being,” said Josh Martin, President of the company’s Medicare West Region. “We look forward to working with Seattle Medical Group because we know it’s important to many consumers that they receive healthcare services from care providers who are well-positioned to understand their medical and cultural needs.”

Seattle Medical Group, a division of Seoul Medical Group, is dedicated to improving and promoting patient wellness while coordinating comprehensive care for seniors. Founded in 1993, Seoul Medical Group is one of the country’s leading physician-run medical groups with more than 2500 primary care and specialist physicians who embody the philosophy that puts patients’ needs first, with both clinical and non-clinical healthcare services.

“Seattle Medical Group is proud and privileged to be part of one of the best health plans, Amerigroup, in Washington State,” said Min Young Cha, M.D., CEO and Chairman of Seattle Medical Group. “SMG is making a strong footprint in the Seattle/Tacoma areas by serving our SMG Medicare members and the senior community.”

Amerigroup offers 2019 health plans that meet the needs of individuals eligible for Medicare. These plans are Amerivantage Classic (HMO) and Amerivantage Dual Coordination (HMO SNP). The plans may include benefits such as:

  • $0 premium;
  • $0 copay routine annual eye and hearing exams;
  • LiveHealth Online, a leading telehealth service providing consumers with ability to see U.S.-based board-certified doctors and licensed therapists online;
  • SilverSneakers, a fitness program tailored to older adults;
  • Availability of a telephone based program (supported by Social Workers) used to identify needs, leverage resources, and coordinate services;
  • A quarterly allowance for certain over-the-counter health products;
  • Acupuncture.

For more information regarding Amerigroup’s Medicare plans and/or care providers, such as Seattle Medical Group, consumers can call (866) 260-7505, which is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the company’s online store at

Amerigroup Washington, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Amerigroup Washington, Inc. is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State Medicaid program. Enrollment in Amerigroup Washington, Inc. depends on contract renewal. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and activities. This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premium, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. Other providers are available in our network. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. Providers may also contract with other Plans/Part D Sponsors, if applicable.

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup is part of the Anthem Government Business Division (GBD). Through the GBD, Anthem serves 7.4 million seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families and other state and federally sponsored beneficiaries, and National Government Services enrollees (including the Federal Employee Program) in 26 states, making us one of the nation’s leading providers of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

Hieu Nguyen
(202) 510-8848



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