Aledade and Anthem Announce New Medicaid Partnership to Bring the Benefits of Value-Based Care to More Virginians

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, Aledade Inc. announced that it has partnered with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to increase quality and ease of access for patient care to people throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The initiative will provide improved and more accessible healthcare to more than 150,000 Virginia residents and will affect more than 80 practices, 15 health centers, and 25 rural health clinics throughout the greater Virginia area. 

“Every patient deserves access to the proven benefits of physician-led, value-based care”, said Ananya Banerjee, CCO of Aledade, in Thursday’s press release. “Thanks to our unique partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, we are ensuring this high-quality care reaches patients of every age and in every community… and ensure every Virginian can access the preventive and primary care they need to stay healthy and thrive.” 

Monica Schmude, President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, also expressed her excitement around the partnership, stating, “We are already beginning to reap the benefits from this partnership… These [rural] physicians are able to focus exclusively on better health outcomes for our members, making a critical difference in the health of our communities.” 

The partnership between Aledade and Anthem will cover members of Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and commercial medical insurance plans. Aledade continues to work with local providers, rural health clinics, and others in the Virginia area, striving toward its larger goal of improving underserved communities throughout the Commonwealth. Read more in the full press release below. 

Read the full press release here.