Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States ranked #1 in the country on 4 HEDIS® measures of clinical excellence

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For 2012, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States ranked #1 in the country on four HEDIS® (the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) measures of clinical excellence: Breast Cancer Screening, Avoidance of Antibiotic Treatment in Adults With Acute Bronchitis, Childhood Immunization Hepatitis A, and Comprehensive Diabetes Care: Nephropathy Screening.

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. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States was also ranked #1 in the Mid-Atlantic region on dozens of other quality indicators. To learn more about the importance of HEDIS data, view the video here.

For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit kp.org/midatlantic.

About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for almost 500,000 members through 29 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprised of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features approximately 1,000 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area.  Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is considered one of Maryland's "Top HMOs," according to the Maryland Health Care Commission.  The health plan was ranked in the nation's 15 top commercial and Medicare health plans – and the #1 Commercial and Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. – by "NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2012-2013 Private." 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.   For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit kp.org or follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic.

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