Molina Healthcare of Florida Earns New Health Plan Accreditation by the National Committee on Quality Assurance

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Molina Healthcare of Florida has been awarded a three-year New Health Plan Accreditation by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). Molina Healthcare of Florida was granted an HMO license in 2008. The health plan serves approximately 57,000 members in 7 counties.

"Health plans that step forward to participate in NCQA's New Health Plan Accreditation program early on in their history are to be especially commended. Our standards are rigorous, and by meeting them Molina Healthcare of Florida has shown that it is well designed and serious about the quality of care it provides," explains Margaret E. O’Kane, President, NCQA.

“We are proud to add Molina Healthcare of Florida to our slate of NCQA accredited plans,” said J. Mario Molina, M.D., president and CEO of Molina Healthcare, Inc. “As a leader in NCQA accreditations with all eight of our eligible health plans accredited, quality care is a top priority for Molina Healthcare. In this healthcare environment, it is even more important for us to provide quality care.”

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA’s New Health Plan Accreditation is a nationally recognized evaluation that purchasers, regulators and consumers can use to assess managed care plans. It is a rigorous and comprehensive review process through which NCQA assesses the quality of the key systems and processes that define health care organizations. The accreditation evaluates how well a new health plan manages all parts of its delivery system—physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services—in order to continuously improve health care for its members. The thorough review consists of an on-and-off-site review of the organization by a team of physicians and managed care experts. NCQA’s New Health Plan Accreditation Program applies to health plans that are less than 36 months old and is distinct from NCQA’s Health Plan Accreditation Program.

About Molina Healthcare

Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) provides quality and cost-effective Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs of low-income families and individuals and to assist state agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. Our licensed health plans in California, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin currently serve approximately 1.6 million members, and our subsidiary, Molina Medicaid Solutions, provides business processing and information technology administrative services to Medicaid agencies in Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey, and West Virginia, and drug rebate administration services in Florida. More information about Molina Healthcare is available at www.molinahealthcare.com.

About the National Committee for Quality Assurance

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010, NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. 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 for consumers, purchasers, health care providers, and researchers.



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