WESTMONT, Ill., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IlliniCare Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), has earned a top rating for its Medicaid plan in Illinois from The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). For 2016-2017 IlliniCare Health has earned a 3.5 star NCQA rating – the highest score among Medicaid health plans in Illinois.
"We are honored to provide the best quality service and care to our members," said Michael Marrah, Plan President and CEO. "Our overall NCQA rating underscores IlliniCare Health's commitment to transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time. As one of three NCQA accredited plans in Illinois, we value the importance of the independent review on our clinical performance and member satisfaction – establishing standards and ensuring we deliver the highest caliber of care to the members we serve."
The complete list of NCQA's Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-2017 is available online at www.ncqa.org.
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 and recognizes clinicians in key clinical areas. NCQA's HEDIS® is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA's website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.
About IlliniCare Health
IlliniCare Health is one of the leading Medicaid health plans in Illinois, providing services under the Integrated Care Plan (seniors and persons with disabilities), the Family Health Plan (pregnant women and children) and those who are newly eligible for Medicaid under the ACA. IlliniCare Health was one of six plans chosen to participate in the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative in the greater Chicago area, providing coordinated services for those individuals dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. IlliniCare Health also offers plans that target low-income individuals who are seeking affordable, quality health coverage on the Illinois Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.illinicare.com.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, care management software, correctional systems healthcare, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.
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