Molina Healthcare Medicaid Plans Ranked among ''America's Best''
Molina Healthcare, Inc. today announced that U.S. News and World Report has ranked Molina's subsidiary Medicaid health insurance plans in New Mexico and Utah among "America's Best Health Plans" in the magazine's annual report measuring the quality and performance of the nation's health plans. Additionally, Molina's health insurance plans in New Mexico, Utah and Washington were ranked as the top Medicaid plans in their state.
This marks the third consecutive year that Molina's Medicaid plans have been included in "America's Best Health Plans," a report compiled in collaboration with the respected National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
"Molina Healthcare is continually focused on providing access to high quality health care services for individuals and families that are among society's most vulnerable. We are extremely proud that our plans are among America's best, but even more importantly, we are delighted that all of our eligible plans possess NCQA's highest accreditation of 'Excellent' and have earned rankings that favorably reflect the quality and value that Molina Healthcare provides to the Medicaid program and the states we serve," said J. Mario Molina, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc. "I want to thank our employees and providers and congratulate our health plan leaders for their contributions toward achieving this important and valuable recognition."
In the overall national ranking of Medicaid health plans, Molina Healthcare of Utah ranks No. 21, Molina Healthcare of New Mexico ranks No. 25, Molina Healthcare of Washington ranks No. 42, Molina Healthcare of Michigan ranks No. 50 and Molina Healthcare of California ranks No. 64.
In creating the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Health Plans" rankings, NCQA assessed more than 700 Medicaid, Medicare and commercial plans, measuring three major data categories: Consumer Experience, Prevention and Treatment. NCQA also accredits and certifies managed care plans and other health care organizations nationwide in order to help consumers make more informed health care choices.
"America's Best Health Plans is a practical tool that helps consumers make informed decisions when choosing a health plan," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane. "It lets consumers know which plans have demonstrated they can deliver the highest levels of care and service."
More information on the U.S. News & World Report featured article, "America's Best Health Plans," and the complete report, which also includes rankings of Medicare, and commercial health plans throughout the United States, can be found at http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/ best-health-insurance/topplans.htm. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.) More information on NCQA can be found at www.ncqa.org
Molina Healthcare, Inc. is a multi-state managed care organization that arranges for the delivery of health care services to persons eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, and other government-sponsored programs for low-income families and individuals. Altogether, Molina Healthcare's eight licensed health plan subsidiaries in California, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Washington currently serve approximately 1.1 million members. More information about Molina Healthcare can be obtained at www.molinahealthcare.com