Press Release

For Immediate Release
Apr 7, 2014
Contact : Terry Manna, Vice President of Managed Care  
(732) 751-7575

Termination of Amerigroup Medicaid Product


Neptune, NJ - Please be advised that effective July 1, 2014, Meridian Health and its hospitals will no longer be participating providers in Amerigroup Health Plan of New Jersey and its Medicaid Plan, known as Amerigroup Community Care.

Meridian Health hospitals include:

  • Bayshore Community Hospital
  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
  • Ocean Medical Center
  • Riverview Medical Center
  • Southern Ocean Medical Center

Please note that Meridian Health continues to participate in the following health plans that offer managed Medicaid products:

  • Horizon NJ Health
  • AmeriChoice Community Care

After the termination effective date of July 1, 2014, Amerigroup members with out-of-network benefits may opt to receive care at non-participating hospitals.  However, use of Meridian facilities may trigger additional patient financial responsibility.

It is also important to note that Amerigroup members who do not have out-of-network benefits will always have access to emergency treatment at a Meridian hospital.

If you are an Amerigroup member and have questions, please call the Amerigroup member services telephone number listed on your member ID card.

Members should always consult Amerigroup directly with any questions.