Network Health Ranked Third Highest Medicaid Health Plan in the United States

Network Health Ranked Third Highest Medicaid Health Plan in the United States

<0> Network HealthEryn Gallagher, 781-393-3055Manager, Corporate Marketing andMedia Relations </0>

Network Health, a Massachusetts health plan that provides access to high-quality health care for nearly 215,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes, announced today that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) ranked Network Health the third highest Medicaid health plan nationally, according to its prominent Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2012 – 2013.

“Network Health is honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s top Medicaid health plans,” said Christina Severin, Network Health president. “NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings reinforce Network Health’s unwavering commitment to providing Massachusetts’ residents access to affordable, high-quality health care.”

Since 2010, Network Health has been a top-ten NCQA Ranked Health plan. This year, through continuous quality and service improvement, Network Health received the highest possible rating in the customer satisfaction, prevention, and treatment domains, as well as successfully climbed up four positions to become the third highest ranked health plan in the country.

This year, Network Health is also the first health plan in New England and amongst 10 health plans nationally to earn the NCQA Multicultural Health Care Distinction. The award reflects Network Health’s dedication to its mission to improve the health and well-being of its members and their diverse communities. Additionally, in 2010, Network Health earned NCQA’s “Excellent” Health Plan Accreditation status, NCQA’s highest accreditation rating, for its (MassHealth) plan.

NCQA is the nation’s most trusted and comprehensive independent source for evaluating health care quality and value. During the Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2012 – 2013, NCQA ranked 115 Medicaid health plans across the United States. Rankings are based on measures of clinical quality, measures of member satisfaction, and the results of NCQA’s Health Plan Accreditation review. To be eligible for NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings, health plans must authorize public release of their performance information and submit enough data for a statistically valid analysis.

Since 1997, Network Health has provided access to high-quality health care for Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes. Network Health is a nonprofit, comprehensive health plan serving members through its (MassHealth), (Commonwealth Care), and (Medical Security Program) plans.

To improve the health and well-being of its nearly 215,000 members and their diverse communities, Network Health offers fully integrated, in-house care management, providing a team of medical, behavioral health, social care, and pharmacy professionals who coordinate member care. Network Health partners with more than 20,000 primary care providers, specialists, hospitals, and community organizations statewide.

Network Health earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) “Excellent” Health Plan Accreditation status, NCQA’s highest accreditation rating, for its plan. Since 2010, Network Health has ranked among the top 10 Medicaid health plans nationally, according to NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings — Medicaid. Network Health is among 10 health plans nationally and the first health plan in New England to earn the NCQA Multicultural Health Care Distinction. Additionally, Network Health is nationally recognized for its innovative programs; it won the Dorland Health Case In Point Platinum Award for “Best Integrated Case Management Team” in 2012 and “Best Overall Case/Care Management Program” in 2010. Network Health is also recognized for its top leadership team among health plans nationwide by HealthLeaders Media.

Network Health became an affiliate of Tufts Health Plan in 2011. Headquartered in Watertown, Mass., Tufts Health Plan is a nonprofit organization nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage to its 980,000 members. Tufts Health Plan’s HMO and POS programs are ranked second in the nation, and its Medicare Advantage HMO program ranks among the nation’s top 10 Medicare Advantage plans according to NCQA.

For more information about Network Health, call or visit . Follow Network Health on and @_NetworkHealth on .

To learn about their health plan options, Massachusetts residents can call Commonwealth Care at 877-623-6765 (TTY: 877-623-7773), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit ; call MassHealth at 800-841-2900 (TTY: 800-497-4648), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit ; or call the Medical Security Program at 800-908-8801, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit .

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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