AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania Rated Among the Top Medicaid Plans in Pennsylvania

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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, announced today that it
is one of the top four Medicaid health plans in Pennsylvania according
to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) Medicaid
Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015–2016.

“Through a team of community health navigators, we meet our members
where they live and provide educational programs to all age groups to
increase health awareness and improve outcomes,” said Marge Angello,
market president for AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania. “Care is the
heart of our work and one way we express this is by engaging our members
and stressing the importance of early detection, preventative care and
healthy behaviors.”

AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania earned its top 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 survey, which measures member satisfaction with
their overall health care experience.

“We continuously strive to help members get care and stay well by
convening, collaborating and innovating,” said Lori McNew, director of
quality management at AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania. “Through our
team of community health navigators, we partner with hospitals, private
organizations and other health care providers to provide nearly 15
different health education programs to all age groups, in an effort to
increase health literacy.”

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.

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 16 states and the District of Columbia,
AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 6.9 million Medicaid, Medicare and
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.

Contacts

AmeriHealth Caritas
Leland Laury, 1-267-314-0090
llaury@keystonefirstpa.com