AmeriHealth Caritas Contracts with Mission Health to Serve NC Medicaid

AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina and Mission Health Partners announced that they have signed a contract that will allow AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina’s Medicaid managed care members to receive care from Mission Health Partners’ hospitals, physicians, and other affiliated providers. AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina is a prepaid health plan that is slated to begin serving North Carolina Medicaid enrollees in July 2021 and is part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies.

“This contract underscores our commitment to offering our members in western North Carolina access to high-quality care and a robust choice of providers throughout the region,” said AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Market President Heidi Chan. “We look forward to working with Mission Health Partners to help build healthy communities and address the broader socioeconomic factors that drive health outcomes.”

Based in Asheville, Mission Health Partners is western North Carolina’s largest clinically integrated network. It currently comprises 1,100 physicians and eight hospitals, including Margaret R. Pardee Hospital and Murphy Medical Center, in addition to the six Mission Hospitals, which include the only dedicated Level II trauma center in the region.

“Mission Health Partners is dedicated to the health and well-being of the communities we serve. This collaboration will help to improve health outcomes and provide quality healthcare to AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina members,” said Terence Van Arkel, CFO of Mission Health, HCA Healthcare North Carolina Division and Mission Health Partners Board Director.

AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina is one of five prepaid health plans selected by the state to serve children and adults in the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs. Open enrollment began March 15, 2021 and will continue through May 14. For more information about enrollment, please visit or call 1-833-870-5500.

About AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina is a prepaid health plan that will offer a standard benefit plan to North Carolina Medicaid enrollees beginning in July 2021. AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina will help North Carolinians get care, stay well, and build healthy communities by addressing the acute and broader social factors that drive health outcomes. For more information, visit

About AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 13 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves approximately 4.5 million Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, and behavioral health services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 37 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit

About Mission Health Partners
Mission Health Partners (MHP) is a physician-governed network of hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers working together to improve healthcare quality, performance, efficiency and value for the residents of western North Carolina.  MHP is among the largest Medicare ACOs in the country, providing accountable care for 55,000 Medicare beneficiaries. MHP also covers Mission Health employees and more than 15,000 Medicare Advantage lives through various other value-based arrangements. We are currently accountable for the cost and quality of care for more than 10 percent of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit


Any reference in this press release to any person, organization, activity, or services related to North Carolina Medicaid does not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.