DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) released its 2017-2018 plan ratings. Meridian Health Plan is the only plan with a 4 out of 5 overall rating across all Medicaid product lines in Michigan and Illinois, according to NCQA's Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017-2018: Medicaid.
Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, Inc. is the highest rated Medicaid plan in Illinois with an overall rating of 4 out of 5. High performance in prevention for infant well-child visits and for women's reproductive health, as well as high performance in treatment, attributed to the top rating.
Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Inc. is also rated 4 out of 5 overall. The plan's performance in prevention and treatment showcased its focus on prevention for infant and adolescent well-child visits. Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Inc. had higher performance in prevention and treatment than any other plan with a membership of more than 500,000.
In addition to being rated 4 out of 5 across all Medicaid plans, Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Inc. and Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, Inc. both achieved an Accreditation status of "Commendable" for the 2017-2018 Medicaid HMO product lines.
"Our 4 out of 5 rating across all our Medicaid plans truly reflects our focus on achieving and sustaining high performance and quality of care." said Jon Cotton, corporate president of Meridian. "Meridian is proud of these achievements as it's a testament to our commitment to improving health."
Meridian is a family-owned, family-operated group of health plans with offices in Michigan and Illinois. Meridian's affiliates include MeridianHealth (Medicaid), MeridianCare (Medicare), MeridianChoice (Health Insurance Marketplace), and MeridianRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM). Meridian serves more than 900,000 health plan members in three states. MeridianRx serves more than 1.25 million members. For more information, visit www.mhplan.com.
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 Web site (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.
SOURCE Meridian Health Plan