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Nov 24, 2014, 08:55 ET

Meridian Choice Adds Family Plans to Marketplace Offerings in Southwest Michigan

Meridian Choice added family plan options to the 2015 Federal Health Insurance Marketplace in southwest Michigan after exclusively offering...

Oct 16, 2014, 15:44 ET
From L to R - Robert C. Garrett, president and CEO of Hackensack University Health Network, Joseph Simunovich, Chairman of Hackensack University Health Network Board of Trustees, Gordon Litwin, Esq., Chairman of Meridian Health Board or Trustees, John K. Lloyd, president and CEO of Meridian Health

Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health Announce Plans to Merge

 Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network announced today a mutual agreement to enter into discussions to merge the health...

Sep 24, 2014, 15:36 ET
From L to R, John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president and CEO of Meridian Health, Joseph Jankowski, chairman of Raritan Bay Medical Center Board of Directors, Gordon Litwin, Esq., chairman of Meridian Health Board of Trustees, Michael R. D'Agnes, FACHE, president and CEO of Raritan Bay Medical Center (PRNewsFoto/Meridian Health)

Meridian Health Announces Plans to Merge with Raritan Bay Medical Center

 Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center have announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) between the organizations to explore a...

Sep 19, 2014, 08:16 ET

Meridian Health Plan of Iowa Named Top Medicaid Plan in State

 Meridian Health Plan of Iowa is the number one Medicaid HMO in Iowa and is the number 38 Medicaid HMO in the US according to NCQA's Medicaid...

Sep 18, 2014, 18:02 ET

Meridian Health Plan of Illinois Named Top Medicaid Plan in State

Meridian Health Plan of Illinois is the number one Medicaid HMO in Illinois and 10th in the nation according to NCQA's Medicaid Health Insurance...

Sep 18, 2014, 18:02 ET

Meridian Health Plan of Michigan Named Top Medicaid Plan in State

Meridian Health Plan of Michigan is the number one Medicaid HMO in Michigan and ninth in the nation according to NCQA's Medicaid Health Insurance...

Jun 03, 2014, 09:25 ET

Meridian Health Plan to End Operations in New Hampshire Effective June 30, 2014

Following explosive growth in its core Midwest business lines, Meridian Health Plan has reached an agreement with the Department of Health and...

Mar 04, 2014, 10:00 ET

Michigan's Statewide Health Information Sharing Capabilities Expand with Meridian Health Plan Increasing Payer Participation

 Meridian Health Plan, the largest Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) in the State of Michigan, announced today that Meridian has joined...

Feb 18, 2014, 15:01 ET

Projected Job Openings to Soar at Meridian Health Plan

 Meridian Health Plan will add numerous health care jobs in 2014 due to the launch of the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative. Job...

Feb 13, 2014, 11:12 ET

Meridian Health Plan Applauds CVS Tobacco Sales Cessation

Meridian Health Plan supports CVS Caremark in its decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 1. Many chronic health...

Jan 14, 2014, 08:47 ET

Meridian Health Plan Provides Care For Over 26,000

As of December 1, Meridian Health Plan began coordinating high-quality care to more than 26,000 Medicaid beneficiaries out of its offices located...

Jan 10, 2014, 06:12 ET

Meridian Health Plan Earns Highest Accreditation Status

 Meridian Health Plan's Michigan Medicaid HMO received an Excellent Accreditation rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance...

Dec 12, 2013, 16:55 ET

Meridian Health Plan Launches First Commercial Product

 Meridian Health Plan launched its first commercial product, Meridian Choice, when the Health Insurance Marketplace opened to consumers on...

Nov 07, 2013, 08:09 ET

Meridian Health Plan To Integrate Care For Michigan Medicare And Medicaid

Meridian Health Plan was awarded the opportunity to integrate care for dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries through the Michigan...

Oct 17, 2013, 09:29 ET

New Treatment Offers Hope to Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

Ocean Medical Center is first hospital in Monmouth and Ocean Counties to offer Xofigo treatment.  Men who have been diagnosed with...

Oct 09, 2013, 14:04 ET

Meridian Health Plan Awards 19 Top Healthcare Physicians

 Meridian Health Plan (Meridian) has recognized 19 Michigan primary care physicians (PCPs) as "Top Docs" for their outstanding quality and...

Aug 14, 2013, 15:04 ET

Meridian Health Is The First And Only New Jersey Health Care System Recognized As A Center Of Excellence In Treating Patients With Chest Pain

Meridian Health, a leading New Jersey health care system, has recently earned the highest designated Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society...

Jul 03, 2013, 16:40 ET

Michigan President/COO of Meridian Health Plan Comments on Medicaid Expansion

 "We look forward to working with our state partners in supporting Medicaid expansion. The expansion protects Michigan taxpayers and the push...

Jun 26, 2013, 07:30 ET

Meridian Health Plan CEO Named An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013

 David B. Cotton, MD, Founder and CEO of Meridian Health Plan was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 in the...

Jun 17, 2013, 14:09 ET

Meridian Health Plan Growing Team by Over 700% and Moving Offices

 Meridian Health Plan is moving its office from 222 N. LaSalle St. to 333 S. Wabash Ave. on July 1 in response to the expanding business needs...