DETROIT, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Inc. and Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, Inc. are rated among the top Medicaid plans in Michigan and Illinois according to NCQA's Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-2017.
Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Inc. is one of the top-rated Medicaid plans in Michigan with an overall rating of 4 out of 5. It was also rated 4 out of 5 for both consumer satisfaction and prevention. Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, Inc. is one of the top-rated Medicaid plans in Illinois with an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5. Additionally, it was rated 4 out of 5 for prevention. These ratings are among the highest for each state.
"At Meridian, we take pride in putting care first and making sure our members are treated like family," said Amy Lung, vice president of quality improvement, Meridian. "Our NCQA ratings reflect the high quality of care provided to our members. Our ratings keep us focused on achieving and sustaining high performance while identifying additional areas of improvement for our populations."
Meridian was recognized by NCQA for being the top 2014-2015 Medicaid HMO in Michigan and Illinois, along with both HMOs earning top 10 rankings nationally. Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Inc. was ranked 9 and Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, Inc. was ranked 10.
Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Inc. and Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, Inc. both have an accreditation status of "Commendable" for the 2016-2017 Medicaid HMO product lines.
"Achieving an accreditation status of 'Commendable' from NCQA is a sign that a health plan is serious about quality," said Margaret E. O'Kane, president of marketing materials, NCQA. "It is awarded to plans whose service and clinical quality meet or exceed NCQA's rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement."
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes clinicians in key clinical areas. NCQA's HEDIS® is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA's website contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.
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SOURCE Meridian Health Plan