National Committee for Quality Assurance Ranks Passport Health Plan #13 of all Medicaid Health Plans in the United States

 
                             

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September 26, 2011 Louisville, KentuckyThe National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) ranks Passport Health Plan #13 among Medicaid health insurance plans in “NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-2012.” Passport Health Plan, a provider-sponsored Medicaid health plan serving more than 170,000 members in Kentucky, is ranked in the top 25 of all Medicaid Health Plans in the country and the top ranked Medicaid plan in Kentucky based on clinical quality, member satisfaction and NCQA Accreditation scores.  The Plan’s rankings are featured on NCQA’s official website at www.ncqa.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=DOxc6Y2kiy8%3d&tabid=1424.

“We’re honored that our providers, associates, board members and community partners are being recognized for providing quality service to our members. Many of our members have complex health and social concerns, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in their health and quality of life." said Mark B. Carter, Chief Executive Officer for Passport Health Plan.

Passport Health Plan is a unique public private partnership with the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a provider-sponsored, community-based, member-focused Medicaid health plan that serves more than 170,000 members in 16 Kentucky counties. The Plan has operated successfully over the past 14 years. The counties of service include Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Grayson, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington. Passport Health Plan is sponsored by the University of Louisville Medical School Practice Association, University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish and St. Mary’s Healthcare, Norton Healthcare, and the Louisville/Jefferson County Primary Care Association, which includes the Metro Louisville Department for Health and Wellness and Louisville's two federally qualified health centers, Family Health Centers and Park DuValle. For additional information, please visit www.passporthealthplan.com.

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’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA ranked ninety-nine (99) Medicaid health plans based on a combination of clinical performance, member satisfaction and NCQA Accreditation status.

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Media Contact: 

Jill Bell

Vice President & Chief Communications Officer

Passport Health Plan

(502) 585-7983 (office)

(502) 558-3884 (cell)

jill.bell@passporthealthplan.com    

Passport Health Plan is a unique public private partnership with the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a provider-sponsored, community-based, member-focused Medicaid health plan that serves more than 170,000 members in 16 Kentucky counties. For more information, visit http://www.passporthealthplan.com/index.aspx

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