Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Ranked As Top Insurer in State, According to National Committee for Quality Assurance

Oct 19, 2010, 15:00 ET from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-2011-Private ranked Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana as the top private health plan in the state.

NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings analyzed consumer satisfaction, disease prevention and treatment in about 227 health plans nationally, including 13 health plans in Indiana.

"The rankings help guide some of our decision making so that we can continuously improve our health plan," said David Lee, M.D., vice president of provider engagement and contracting for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana. "This year, in addition to improving well-child visits and key measurements in prenatal and postpartum care, we also improved in helping our members to better manage their antidepressant medication and in our follow-up after member hospitalization for mental illness."

To be eligible for rankings, health plans must authorize public release of their performance information and submit enough data for statistically valid analysis. NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-2011-Private used NCQA's established rankings methodology, which has been used and widely recognized since 2005. Among the national rankings, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield ranked 95.

"The rankings provide customers with an important tool in evaluating health plans," said Rob Hillman, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana.  "If there was ever truly a 'team honor,' this is it. Anthem's 5,000 Indiana associates come to work each day with the sole intent of supporting the health needs of our members. This recognition belongs to all of them."    

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana currently holds Excellent Accreditation for its HMO/POS plan and has earned Quality Plus Distinction in Member Connections and Care Management and Health Improvement.   

About the National Committee for Quality Assurance

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010, NCQA is a private nonprofit 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. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana is available at www.anthem.com.

SOURCE Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana



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