COLUMBIA, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Missouri Care, an Aetna (NYSE: AET) health plan that administers benefits for MO HealthNet Managed Care members, has received a “commendable” accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the nation’s leading provider of independent quality assessments.
NCQA accreditation is a prestigious designation in the health care world that signifies a health plan’s dedication to improving health care quality.
“We’re very proud to receive a commendable NCQA accreditation,” said Pamela Johnson, chief executive officer of Missouri Care. “The NCQA measurements will allow us to continue to identify opportunities for improvement and help us fulfill our mission to provide member-focused service.
“The state of Missouri expects a quality product when they choose an organization to manage its MO HealthNet Managed Care members, and we are pleased this independent evaluation from NCQA provides members with evidence we are meeting those expectations.”
A private nonprofit organization, the NCQA accredits a health plan only after it voluntarily submits to a rigorous on-site and off-site evaluation conducted by a team of physicians and managed care experts. A national oversight committee of physicians and behavioral health providers analyzes the team’s finding and assigns an accreditation level based on performance compared to NCQA standards.
Missouri Care is a MO HealthNet Managed Care health plan that serves 54 counties in central, eastern and western Missouri. For more information about Missouri Care, visit www.MissouriCare.com
Aetna owns and administers Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs for 1.2 million members in ten states. In addition to Missouri, there are plans in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Texas.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.
Scot Roskelley, 312-928-3034
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