WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a Medicaid managed care plan
serving the District of Columbia and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas
Family of Companies, is the highest-rated Medicaid plan in the District
of Columbia, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s
(NCQA’s) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015 – 2016 and 2016 –
“Our performance stems from the successes of several innovative programs
and initiatives, however most importantly, at AmeriHealth Caritas
District of Columbia, we encourage treating the ‘whole patient,’ which
greatly increases the likelihood of sustaining improved health
outcomes,” said Karen Dale, market president for AmeriHealth Caritas
District of Columbia.
AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia 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.
“By supporting increased communication and enhanced cooperation among
primary care practitioners specialists, members and the community, we
have been able to increase health literacy and help our members adopt
healthier behaviors,” said Melanie Sage, director of quality management
for AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia.
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
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most
widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s web site
contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more
informed health care choices.
About AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia
AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a member of the AmeriHealth
Caritas Family of Companies, is a Medicaid managed care health plan that
serves Medicaid recipients living throughout the District of Columbia.
Headquartered in the District, AmeriHealth District of Columbia is a
mission-driven company dedicated to helping members get care, stay well
and build healthy communities. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritasdc.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.
Leland Laury, 1-215-863-6460