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Neighborhood Health Plan one of the best

10/4/2011, 8:25 p.m.
Neighborhood Health Plan one of the best

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has named two Massachusetts health plans as two of its top five Medicaid health plans nationally.

Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan ranked No. 3 and Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) was listed at No. 4 out of the 104 Medicaid plans included in the NCQA’s 2011-12 Health Insurance Plan Rankings for Medicaid. These scores reflect member satisfaction and success in preventing and treating illness and are based on comprehensive quality performance reviews conducted by NCQA.

“Neighborhood Health Plan has long been a champion in providing access to quality care for its membership and Massachusetts has long been a leader in providing quality care for its Medicaid programs,” said Deborah C. Enos, president and CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan. “Being recognized as one of the top plans for four years in a row demonstrates that our health plan, working in partnership with our provider network, has the ability to consistently achieve true quality care.”

The rankings were developed by comparing performance data for health plans voluntarily provided to NCQA with results from consumer surveys and from on-site and off-site evaluations of more than 60 standards that show health plans’ relative performance for preventing and treating illness.

“At Neighborhood Health Plan, we strive to continuously provide the best care possible for members,” said Paul Mendis, M.D., chief medical officer of NHP. “NCQA’s accreditation distinguishes our dedication to high quality care to the members we serve.”