Health Net Earns Strong Regional Quality Rankings

NCQA ranks quality of commercial, Medicare and Medicaid health plans across the nation

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) health plans in Arizona and California earned impressive rankings in the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-11 and are among the highest-ranked commercial, Medicare and Medicaid health plans within their states.

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Health Net highlights from the NCQA’s latest rankings:

  • Health Net of California’s commercial health plan is the highest-ranked major network-model commercial health plan in California for the third year in a row.
  • Health Net of California’s Medicare plan (Seniority Plus) is the highest-ranked network-model Medicare plan in the state for three straight years.
  • Health Net of California’s Medicaid plan (Medi-Cal) is the highest-ranked Medicaid plan in the state for the second year in a row.
  • Health Net of Arizona is the highest-ranked commercial health plan in Arizona for the fourth straight year.

“The NCQA rankings of Health Net, Inc.’s family of health plans, both nationally and regionally, show that we are working effectively with our customers and medical providers in providing great service,” said Steve Sell, president of Health Net’s Western Region Health Plans.

NCQA Accreditation

Additionally, NCQA has affirmed the existing “Excellent” accreditation statuses of Health Net of California’s commercial HMO, POS and Medicare lines of business, and Health Net of Arizona’s HMO line of business.

“Earning Excellent Accreditation reflects a health plan’s ability to work with its members’ physicians to improve the quality of clinical care,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, president of NCQA. “It shows that the plan is building the kinds of partnerships that are critical to delivering great care and great service.”

Health Net of California’s PPO and Medicaid (Medi-Cal) lines of business earned the “Commendable” NCQA accreditation status.

“Health Net continues to focus on excellent quality care and service, and NCQA’s accreditation of our plans further proves our continued focus and commitment to our members,” said Jonathan Scheff, M.D., Health Net’s chief medical officer.

About Health Net

Health Net, Inc. is among the nation’s largest publicly traded managed health care companies. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. The company’s health plans and government contracts subsidiaries provide health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net’s behavioral health subsidiary, MHN, provides mental health benefits to approximately 5.4 million individuals in all 50 states. The company’s subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs. For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit the company’s website at


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