ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States today announced that the integrated health care provider has been named a health plan option for Maryland state employees, available for employees effective January 1, 2015.
"We are proud to be a health plan option for Maryland state employees, bringing our award-winning care and top doctors to 200,000 additional Marylanders," said Kim Horn (@KimHornKPMAS), president, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States. "We fully support the state's efforts to streamline and simplify health care choices for their employees."
"Our employees and physicians have been focused and dedicated to consistently providing the best member, patient, and customer experience in the Mid-Atlantic," said Bernadette Loftus, MD, Associate Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. "Permanente physicians, supported by our health plan counterparts, have continually raised the bar for quality care, earning the highest quality health care and member satisfaction rankings in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia."
Kaiser Permanente has provided quality care and coverage to Maryland residents. Beginning in 2012, Kaiser Permanente has opened two new state-of-the-art multi-specialty medical centers in Maryland (Gaithersburg and Baltimore County), and renovated and expanded its Largo Medical Center, making it Kaiser Permanente's largest medical center in the region.
In June, Kaiser Permanente became a Medicaid participating managed care organization in Maryland, bringing the non-profit's quality, preventive care, and convenience to the state's individuals and families enrolled in the program.
In addition, on July 29, Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine announced plans to strengthen the successful collaboration between the two health care organizations.
With the new agreement, Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine will work to deliver quality care by sharing evidence-based best practices, advancing population health programs, collaborating on education and research endeavors, and exploring how the organizations can work together to create better health care models for consumers and the communities they serve.
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 more than 510,000 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 more than 1,000 physicians. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States was ranked in the nation's 20 top commercial health plans and 10 top Medicare health plans — and the No. 1 Commercial and Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. — by "NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014 Private." 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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