NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DocGo, a leading provider of last-mile mobile health services and integrated medical transportation solutions (Nasdaq: DCGO), today announced that it has signed a multi-year contract to provide mobile health services to Empire members BlueCross BlueShield, covering commercial, Medicare and Medicaid populations in New York, and the Medicaid population. Empire, a health plan affiliated with Anthem, Inc., is New York’s largest health insurer and has been serving residents for more than 85 years. With this new contract, DocGo has the potential to reach an additional 4.5 million people with its range of mobile home health services, including preventive care, urgent episodic care and chronic care management services.
Effective June 1, 2022, this contract enables DocGo to provide more people with access to high-quality healthcare outside of traditional medical facilities. With a mission to bring care to patients when and where they need it most, especially at home, DocGo aligns with Empire’s core mission: to materially and measurably improve the health of all New- Yorkers.
“Expanding the reach of our mobile health services and our first virtual offerings to include millions of new people in New York City is a clear demonstration of our continued growth and momentum,” said Anthony Capone, president of DocGo. “We look forward to helping make quality healthcare more convenient and accessible for even more patients.”
“As part of our mission to improve the health of New Yorkers, we continue to prioritize solutions that address the need for convenient, safe, quality and affordable care,” said Jordan Vidor, RVP, Solutions of providers and network strategy, Empire BlueCross BlueShield. . “Our new relationship with DocGo will help us make it easier for New Yorkers to find and access care from home if and when they need it. This is another example of how we are adding offerings centered on the consumer that provide our members with options to access care in a way that works for them.
With operations in 28 US states and the UK, DocGo provides large-scale mobile health services for hospital networks, government entities and corporate customers to deliver high-quality, highly affordable care to patients when and where they need it most. The company’s mobility solutions, enabled by highly coordinated logistics and focused on exceptional patient care, provide patients with much-needed access to medical care outside of the traditional four walls of the medical facility.
About Doc Go
DocGo is a leading provider of last mile mobile care services and integrated medical transportation solutions. DocGo is disrupting the traditional four-walled healthcare system by providing high quality, highly affordable care to patients where and when they need it. DocGo’s innovative technology and dedicated field staff of certified healthcare professionals improve the quality of patient care and improve business efficiency for facilities, hospital networks and health insurance providers. With Mobile Health, DocGo makes it possible to take full advantage of the promise and potential of telehealth by facilitating healthcare, in collaboration with a remote doctor, from the comfort of the patient’s home or workplace. With DocGo’s integrated Ambulnz medical transport services, DocGo bridges the gap between physical and virtual care. For more information, please visit www.docgo.com.
About Empire BlueCross BlueShield in New York
Serving New Yorkers for more than 85 years, Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) is on a mission to materially and measurably improve the health of New Yorkers. Empire is New York’s largest health insurer with more than four million members and more than 38,000 businesses, unions and small employers in New York. Empire is the trading name of Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc., and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO is the trading name of Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc., independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, serving residents and businesses in the 28 Eastern regions. and counties in southeastern New York State. Additional information about Empire is available at www.empireblue.com. Also follow us on Twitter at @empirebcbs and on LinkedIn.
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