BlueAdvantage members now have access to all Vanderbilt Health providers
CHATTANOOGA – Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will expand its BlueAdvantage network to include Vanderbilt Health.
“We are excited to build on our current relationship with Vanderbilt and provide more in-network options for our Medicare Advantage members,” said Todd Ray, senior vice president of corporate provider network management and Medicare products at BlueCross. “We know Vanderbilt Health shares our commitment to supporting and providing high-quality, cost-effective health care for our seniors.”
Managing more than 2.4 million patient visits each year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) which includes the Vanderbilt Health system, is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast and is the primary resource for specialty and primary care in hundreds of adult and pediatric specialties for patients throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South.
“We are delighted to join with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to offer their members access to Vanderbilt Health providers here in Nashville and closer to where they live,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC. “Together with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, we can now expand Vanderbilt’s mission to provide world class services to even more seniors.”
The BlueCross Medicare Advantage plan has been recognized many times over the past few years for its commitment to improving health outcomes and care experiences for members. Recently, BlueAdvantage earned high marks from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with a 4.5 out of 5 Star rating for quality and performance. Earlier this month, the plan was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Tennessee’s best Medicare Advantage plans.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has brought peace of mind to its members and local communities for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at bcbstnews.com.
About Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), which includes the Vanderbilt Health system, is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and is one of the most comprehensive research, teaching and patient care health systems in the Southeast. The most heavily utilized quaternary referral healthcare facility in the Mid-South, VUMC sees over 2.4 million patient visits per year in over 160 locations, discharging more than 67,000 inpatients and performing 70,000 surgical operations. The Medical Center is the largest non-governmental employer of Middle Tennessee citizens, with more than 28,000 staff, including nearly 3,000 physicians, advanced practice nurses and scientists appointed to the Vanderbilt University faculty. For more information and the latest news follow VUMC on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and in the VUMC Reporter.