Newark, NJ (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
Horizon NJ Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, is the top-ranked Medicaid plan in New Jersey, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Horizon NJ Health received a national ranking of 35 out of 131 Medicaid-managed plans in the NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014.
NCQA publicly released its national rankings for Medicaid health insurance on Sept. 19, 2013. Earlier this year, Horizon NJ Health earned a Commendable Accreditation rating, one of the highest possible ratings awarded by the NCQA for service and clinical quality.
“This affirms the high quality of care the team at Horizon NJ Health provides for its 575,000 members in New Jersey,” said Karen L. Clark, Vice President, Medicaid, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey/President, Horizon NJ Health. “Horizon NJ Health is the top-ranked Medicaid plan in the state thanks to the shared efforts of our team, our network of more than 15,000 health care providers and our community partners. We achieved this together, and together we’ll continue to make a difference in the health and quality of life for our members.”
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 in health care.
“Our ranking demonstrates our commitment to evidence-based care, using resources efficiently, achieving a high level of member satisfaction, and delivering improved outcomes,” said Dr. Mark Calderon, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Horizon NJ Health.
About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer, is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health services corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, serving 3.7 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton. Learn more at http://www.HorizonBlue.com.
About Horizon NJ Health
Horizon NJ Health is New Jersey’s largest Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare managed health care organization, providing health services for 575,000 people in all 21 New Jersey counties. Horizon NJ Health holds an accreditation status of Commendable from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Headquartered in West Trenton, N.J., Horizon NJ Health, a partnership, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey enterprise, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Learn more at http://www.horizonNJhealth.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 is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.