Molina Healthcare Medicaid Plans Ranked for Quality in NCQA's Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-2012

LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) today announced that the widely respected National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has included Molina Healthcare’s Medicaid health plans in California, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Washington and Texas in NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings for 2011-2012.

Molina’s Medicaid plans have been included in NCQA’s rankings for seven consecutive years. NCQA is a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality and is widely accepted as an industry standard for identifying what are among the best health plans in the United States. Approximately 50 percent of Medicaid health plans that were evaluated earned a ranking on this year’s list.

“We consider it a great achievement to have all nine of our eligible health plans included in NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings for 2011-2012,” said J. Mario Molina, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc. “We are proud to be recognized as a national leader in delivering quality health care, and as the company grows, we will continue to make this a priority.”

With nine of its eligible health plans accredited, Molina is one of two Medicaid-focused health care organizations with the most NCQA Accreditations, making the company a national leader in providing quality care.

Molina Healthcare of Utah is the only ranked Medicaid plan in the state. Molina Healthcare’s Medicaid plans in New Mexico, Washington and Texas are the highest ranked in their respective states. In the overall national ranking of Medicaid health plans, Molina Healthcare of Utah ranks No. 29, Molina Healthcare of Michigan ranks No. 38, Molina Healthcare of New Mexico ranks No. 50, Molina Healthcare of Washington ranks No. 53, Molina Healthcare of Texas ranks No. 55, Molina Healthcare of Ohio ranks No. 64, Molina Healthcare of California ranks No. 74, and Molina Healthcare of Missouri ranks No. 90.

More information on the NCQA rankings and the complete report, which also includes rankings of Medicare and commercial health plans throughout the United States, can be found at http://www.ncqa.org.

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

NCQA is a private, non-profit 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.



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