ROCKVILLE, Md., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is proud to work with the state of Maryland to provide health care to Medicaid enrollees. On June 2, Kaiser Permanente became a participating managed care organization in Maryland, bringing its nationally recognized quality, preventive care and convenience to Maryland individuals and families enrolled in Medicaid.
"For nearly 35 years Kaiser Permanente has provided quality care and coverage to the residents of Maryland," said Kim Horn (@KimHornKPMAS), president, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States. "We look forward to now serving Marylanders enrolled in Medicaid and helping families and children live healthy lives, allowing them to thrive."
While Marylanders have been able to participate in Kaiser Permanente medicine in the employer, individual and Medicare markets, they will now benefit from Kaiser Permanente's award-winning care in Medicaid. Kaiser Permanente's conveniently co-located services, interconnected use of technology and nationally ranked physicians will be available to HealthChoice recipients in the following counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's.
"I am very pleased that Kaiser Permanente, which has ranked the highest for quality among private health plans in Maryland in recent years, is now also serving Marylanders in the Medicaid program," said Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, Secretary for the MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Kaiser Permanente's recent honors include:
- Ranked first in the region and 16th in the nation per National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Rankings;
- Rated by NCQA as #1 in the nation for Breast Cancer Screening, Childhood Immunizations Combo 4, Childhood Immunization Hepatitis A, Comprehensive Diabetes Care Nephropathy, and Comprehensive Diabetes care Eye Exams;
- The highest performing organization in its region on Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey questions such as "Personal Doctor Rating" and "Specialist Rating."
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 500,000 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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