NCQA Boosts Health Net’s California Medicare Plans to “Excellent” Accreditation

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net of California’s Medicare HMO plans have been elevated from “Commendable” to “Excellent” Accreditation status for Health Plan Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

NCQA awards its highest accreditation status of “Excellent” to health plans with programs for service and clinical quality that meet or exceed rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement. Health Net’s HEDIS(R) (NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set)1 results are in the highest range of national performance.

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“Health Net works hard to develop effective partnerships with doctors, hospitals and other health care providers that result in quality care and services for our Medicare members,” said Jonathan Scheff, MD, chief medical officer for Health Net, Inc. “Our NCQA results show we are meeting and exceeding a rigorous set of national standards.”

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. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

About Health Net

Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net’s behavioral health services subsidiary, Managed Health Network, Inc., provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs to approximately 5.0 million individuals, including Health Net's own health plan members. Health Net’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 Health Net’s website at

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


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Amy Sheyer
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