Passport Health Plan has been named the top Medicaid plan in Kentucky with a 4-star Medicaid health plan rating by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), according to “NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015-2016.”
Each year, NCQA provides updated ratings of health plans across the U.S. These ratings provide consumers with a more accurate picture of how health insurance plans perform in key quality areas. The ratings align with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Ratings of Medicare Advantage plans and give unprecedented importance to health outcomes and consumer satisfaction. Passport Health Plan is the only Kentucky Medicaid plan to receive a four-star rating.
“By focusing on clinical quality, member satisfaction, and Accreditation Survey results, NCQA has reinforced something that we have known to be true for a long time – Passport Health Plan continues to be a leading model of collaboration and innovation in health care,” said Passport Health Plan CEO Mark B. Carter. “This recognition is validation of the great results as our staff and our provider partners work every day to help Kentuckians live healthier lives.”
A complete list of the ratings can be found at www.ncqa.org/ratings. The searchable database provides a detailed view of each plan’s ratings in consumer satisfaction, prevention, and treatment. Passport received top scores in several categories, including rating of care, adolescent immunizations, and asthma control.
Passport Health Plan is a provider-sponsored, non-profit, community-based health plan administering Medicaid benefits to more than 250,000 people around Kentucky. Passport has been contracted with Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services to administer Medicaid benefits since 1997 and has been serving the entire Commonwealth since January 1, 2014. For more about Passport, go online to passporthealthplan.com.
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 website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.” To see the full list of this year’s Medicaid ratings, go online to healthinsuranceratings.ncqa.org/2015/search/Medicaid.