HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania, a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care plan serving central and northwestern Pennsylvania and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is the top rated Medicaid plan in Pennsylvania and one of the highest-rated health insurance plans in the nation, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 in the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017 – 2018.
“Being recognized by NCQA as the top rated Medicaid health plan in Pennsylvania, and one of the highest-rated health insurance plans in the nation, speaks to the quality of care and services we offer members,” said Marge Angello, market president for AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania. “We are increasing access to care, developing new ways to deliver health care services, and building strategies to address social factors impacting the health of those we serve.”
AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania earned its 4.5 out of 5 rating based on strong results from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®), a tool that measures performance on important dimensions of care and service, as well as the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey, which measures members’ satisfaction with their overall health care experience.
“Through member engagement and a consistent presence in the community, we gain perspective on the health issues affecting our members, and valuable insight into how we can meet the needs of our members,” said Lori Sheffy, director of quality management for AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania.
NCQA is a private, nonprofit 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 (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers, and others make more informed health care choices.
About AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania
AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan serving 26 counties in central and northwestern Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping members get care, stay well, and build healthy communities. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritaspa.com.
About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 17 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5.7 million Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.