Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Named Top Medicare Plan in the State

Oct 28, 2010, 16:53 ET from Kaiser Permanente

ATLANTA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of Georgia has the highest-rated Medicare plan in the state, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) 2010-2011 Health Insurance Plan Rankings—Medicare. Kaiser Permanente of Georgia's commercial plan received top Georgia ranking earlier this year. *Both plans are also accredited with NCQA's highest quality rating.

The rankings are based on data collected, analyzed and converted to scores by the NCQA—a major accrediting body for managed health care. The three reporting categories include consumer satisfaction, prevention and treatment. "NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings—Medicare" appears online at www.NCQA.org.

"Kaiser Permanente of Georgia's top ranking among the state's Medicare plans is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality health care to the members we serve," explained Peter Andruszkiewicz, president of Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan of Georgia. "Over the past two years, we implemented new programs focused specifically on high-risk Medicare members and closing gaps in patient care, which have proven effective."

Kaiser Permanente of Georgia scored high in the areas of customer service, management of diabetes and preventative screenings. Kaiser Permanente of Georgia currently leads the nation in breast cancer screening with 90.04 percent of eligible women age 42 to 69 receiving their recommended mammograms.

*According to NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-11, Private

About Kaiser Permanente of Georgia

Kaiser Permanente is Georgia's largest not-for-profit health plan. Its mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente serves more than 223,000 members in a 28-county service area in metro-Atlanta with care focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of heath care providers. Expert and caring medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America's leading health care providers, serving more than 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.kp.org.

About NCQA

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010, 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'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.

SOURCE Kaiser Permanente