Molina Healthcare of Ohio Receives "Commendable" NCQA Status

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Inc., 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.

"Quality is a top priority for Molina Healthcare and we are pleased that our Ohio plan has been recognized by NCQA with a Commendable rating," said Kathie Mancini, regional vice president for Molina Healthcare, Inc. “For more than 31 years, Molina Healthcare has been working to provide high quality care to the most vulnerable citizens, and we are proud that all of our eligible health plans are NCQA accredited."

“Achieving an accreditation status of Commendable from NCQA is a sign that a health plan is serious about quality. It is awarded to plans whose service and clinical quality meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, president, National Committee on Quality Assurance.

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.

"This recognition is a great accomplishment for the Molina Healthcare team and we are grateful for our provider and state partners for making it possible," said Amy Schultz Clubbs, president of Molina Healthcare of Ohio. "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 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 1.7 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 http://www.molinahealthcare.com.

*HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).



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