COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Buckeye Health Plan (BHP) recognized Asif Younus, M. D., of Stark Pediatrics, Inc., in Canton with a Physician Summit Award, the company's highest designation for a health care provider. Summit Awards are given each year to primary care physicians and obstetricians for providing clinical excellence.
"Buckeye Health Plan is committed to recognizing outstanding Ohio providers for the excellent care they give to our members," said Ronald Charles, M.D. MHSA FACP FACHE, vice president, medical affairs for Buckeye Health Plan.
"We selected Dr. Younus based on our review of his HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) measures for the Buckeye members that he and Stark Pediatrics care for. Dr. Younus and his office staff are outstanding at providing important adolescent care to our members," he said.
Centene Health, parent company of Buckeye Health Plan, and the Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare recognize outstanding physicians who are providers for local health plans. Physician winners are selected by local health plans based on providing high quality care to plan members and being a good partner with the health plan. The annual Summit Awards acknowledge healthcare professionals for their engagement with Buckeye Health Plan members, as well as their exemplary care with winning recognition.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care, long-term care, other state-sponsored programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). Centene's CeltiCare subsidiary offers states unique "exchange-based" and other cost-effective coverage solutions for low-income populations. 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, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management. More information regarding Centene is available at http://www.centene.com.
About Buckeye Health Plan
Buckeye Health Plan is a managed care plan that has been providing services in Ohio since 2004. Buckeye is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. Information regarding Buckeye Health Plan is available via the Internet at www.buckeyehealthplan.com. Buckeye can be followed on Twitter as Buckeye_Health.
SOURCE Buckeye Health Plan