Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nevada Expands Access to New Program to Address Trauma, Suicide and Complex Mental Health Issues

August 18, 2020

SAP Partners

Through care teams and innovative technology tools, Anthem is able to offer vulnerable Medicaid members access to new, individualized supports 24/7.

Las Vegas, NV – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nevada has increased access to tools and resources for Medicaid members who are struggling with physical, behavioral and life challenges. A newly added program that offers in-person care teams and virtual supports that are available 24/7, has been expanded to help more members address trauma, suicide risk and complex mental health conditions.

“In Nevada and across the country, we are seeing more people of all ages who are struggling with life challenges, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest,” said Lisa Bogard, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nevada, Medicaid. “Anthem understands that violence, trauma, stress, isolation, financial instability and other adverse social experiences can severely impact health, so we are adding programs and interventions that address disparities and help empower our most vulnerable members to achieve a better quality of life.”

Anthem engaged Mindoula, a population health management company, to pilot a program that offers specialized care for individuals who have been impacted by interpersonal violence, including gang and domestic violence. Through this pilot, Anthem Medicaid members who were dealing with trauma were connected with support teams and innovative technology tools that could help address their needs. Individuals received physical and mental health support as well as help accessing resources such as financial aid, housing, food, education, rehabilitation, employment and transportation.

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