|Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc. (VPHP) is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO, IPA model), which began operations as a full service Medicaid HMO in August 1995.
VPHP is contracted with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services to provide health care services to the recipients of the Family Access to Medical Security Insurance (FAMIS) and Medicaid's Temporary Aid for Needy Families and Aged, Blind, and Disabled residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. VPHP was formed for the sole purpose of effectively coordinating health care for low-income persons. Owned by University Health Systems of Virginia Commonwealth University, VPHP currently services approximately 105,654 members.
Virginia Premier operates in 83 counties in Central, Eastern, Western and Southwestern Virginia. The Corporate office is located in Richmond, Virginia, with three other satellite offices. The satellite offices are located in Harrisonburg, Roanoke and Virginia Beach. A staff of 258 employees supports the following departments: Administration, Claims, Credentialing, Enrollment, Finance, Information Systems, Medical Management, Member Education, Member Services, Provider Services and Transportation.