AmeriHealth Mercy, Keystone Mercy Health Plans Again Receive Highest Ratings from National Committee for Quality Assurance

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies announced today that its Pennsylvania Medicaid managed care plans, AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan and Keystone Mercy Health Plan, had maintained Excellent Accreditation ratings, the highest possible rating, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

The NCQA, an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, also ranked AmeriHealth Mercy 22nd and Keystone Mercy 25th out of the 213 Medicaid health plans in the country.

“We are proud once again this year to be recognized for the high quality of care that the AmeriHealth Mercy and Keystone Mercy health plans provide for our members every day,” said Dr. Jay Feldstein, Regional President, Northern Division of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies. “It is simply the result of our continued dedication to our mission of helping people to get care, stay well and build healthy communities.”

In the recently released NCQA Medicaid rankings, AmeriHealth Mercy and Keystone Mercy each scored 93.69 percent out of a maximum score of 100.

The Health Insurance Plan Rankings for 2011-2012 are based on member satisfaction and clinical quality that meet or exceed NCQA's rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement. The requirements utilized by the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), as well as HEDIS Clinical prevention and treatment rankings and NCQA Accreditation standards.

About AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies

The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies is one of the nation’s leaders in healthcare solutions for the underserved. The company is among the largest organizations of Medicaid managed care plans and related businesses in the United States, touching the lives of more than four million individuals covered by Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP and other insurance. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Mercy is a mission-driven company with more than 25 years of experience serving low-income, chronically ill populations. AmeriHealth Mercy’s core products include full-risk HMOs, management contracts, administrative services, pharmacy benefit management, care management services, and behavioral healthcare services. For more information, visit www.amerihealthmercy.com.

About Keystone Mercy Health Plan

Keystone Mercy Health Plan, a member of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan serving more than 300,000 Medical Assistance recipients in Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Keystone Mercy Health Plan is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping members get care, stay well and build healthy communities. For more information, visit www.keystonemercy.com.

About AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan

AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan, a member of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan serving more than 108,000 Medical Assistance recipients in Adams, Berks, Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Perry, Pike and York counties in Pennsylvania. For more information visit: www.amerihealthmercyhp.com

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes physicians in key clinical areas. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information through the Web, media and data licensing agreements to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.



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AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies
Tom Bell, 215-837-9385
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