Molina Healthcare of Missouri Receives ‘Commendable’ NCQA Status

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) today announced that Molina Healthcare of Missouri, one of its subsidiary health plans, has earned its accreditation status and received a “Commendable” rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA awards a status of “Commendable” to organizations with well-established programs for service and clinical quality that meet rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement accorded by the NCQA, an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to measuring the quality of America’s health care.

“We are very excited that our Missouri health plan has received its NCQA accreditation,” said Kathie Mancini, regional vice president for Molina Healthcare, Inc. “This is the first year that the health plan was eligible for an accreditation and we not only received it but also were accorded with a ‘Commendable’ rating. Molina has been delivering quality health care to members for over 31 years. All of our eligible health plans are NCQA accredited and Molina currently has the most NCQA quality accredited health plans amongst its competitors.”

In November 2007, Molina Healthcare, Inc. acquired St. Louis-based MercyCare Plus which was officially named Molina Healthcare of Missouri in October 2008. The health plan was eligible for an NCQA accreditation in 2011.

“Molina Healthcare of Missouri has received its first NCQA’s accreditation, which puts it amongst the best health plans in the nation,” said Margaret O’Kane, president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. “The ‘Commendable’ status is only awarded to those plans that meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement.”

Health plans earning this accreditation level must also achieve Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) results that are in the highest range of national or regional performance. HEDIS is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service.

“I am proud of the accomplishments of our team in Missouri for obtaining this NCQA accreditation,” said Tina Gallagher, president of Molina Healthcare of Missouri. “We look forward to continuing to serve our members with the highest quality of care.”

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, non-profit 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 in order to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices. For more, log on to

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


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