Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
CareSource, a Medicaid managed care company, has been awarded accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to transforming health care quality through measurement, transparency and accountability. They consistently raise the bar in health care demanding quality and improvement.
“This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality and accountability and is a driving factor of our focus on our mission - to serve others by improving their health care,” said Pamela Morris, President and CEO. “Our team has worked very hard for more than two years to achieve this accreditation and we are extremely proud.”
Ohio, like other states, has put an increased focus on NCQA accreditation to ensure all Medicaid plans are ranked on a standard of quality and health outcomes. NCQA has also helped to build consensus around important health care quality issues by working with large employers, policymakers, doctors, patients and health plans to decide what’s important and how to measure it. Their commitment to comprehensive research and dedication to quality has helped improve the managed care experience for health plans, patients, and care providers.
CareSource pursued NCQA accreditation in addition to maintaining its URAC accreditation for health plans and health call centers. CareSource has been fully accredited by URAC since 2005.
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 and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.
CareSource is a non-profit health plan founded on the principles of quality and service, delivered with compassion and a thorough understanding of the Medicaid consumer. By staying true to its mission of making a difference in the lives of underserved people by improving their health care, CareSource has become one of the largest and fastest growing Medicaid managed care plans in the nation. Today, CareSource serves more than 900,000 Medicaid and Medicare Advantage consumers in Ohio.
With a strong focus on preventive care, CareSource utilizes a continuum of care model to members at all stages of health and illness. In addition to all required services, CareSource offers extra benefits such as a 24-hour nurse advice line, transportation to doctor's appointments, and a variety of care management programs. For more information about CareSource, visit http://www.caresource.com.