AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior HealthPlan (Superior) is proud to recognize Dr. Antonio Figueroa with an award for providing quality care and clinical excellence to Texas children enrolled in Superior's managed care products.
The Summit Award is given to one Superior physician each year who exemplifies exceptional performance scores in regard to Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and quality measures. In addition, the recipient must have passed appointment availability and after-hours audits (if applicable), have zero incidents of quality of care or quality of service issues and have no open fraud, waste and abuse cases. Dr. Figueroa is the recipient of the 2015 award as recognized by Superior and the Superior Quality Improvement Committee.
A board certified pediatrician, Dr. Figueroa operates a private practice in Brownsville, Texas, where he provides pediatric care for newborns through adolescence. Dr. Figueroa obtained his medical degree in El Salvidor where he went on to teach as an assistant professor at National University of El Salvador. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Benjamin Bloom Children's Hospital in San Salvador and was a Pediatric Resident at Christ Hospital Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Prior to starting his private practice, Dr. Figueroa worked for indigent children affected by war in El Salvador for five years. His research has been published in the Pediatric Association and by the National University of El Salvador.
"Superior is proud to recognize Dr. Antonio Figueroa for the outstanding service and quality of care he provides to the greater Brownsville community," said Dr. David Harmon, Chief Medical Director at Superior. "Our primary focus is on delivering the best possible care to our members and we could not do that without strong relationships with physicians. The Summit Award is one way we can thank Dr. Figueroa for his ongoing dedication to helping our members live healthy lives."
About Superior HealthPlan
Austin-based Superior HealthPlan (Superior) is a managed care company that employs more than 2,100 people across nine Texas offices. Superior is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise offering both health insurance and specialty services. Superior is licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance and is a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Texas Health Insurance Marketplace. More information on Superior can be found at www.SuperiorHealthPlan.com.
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