MDwise recognized as top Indiana Medicaid health plan for second year in a row


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – September 22, 2011
For the second year in a row, MDwise, Indiana’s only not-for-profit managed health care organization serving those on the state’s Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan and Care Select health coverage programs, is ranked above all other Indiana Medicaid health plans in quality service and member satisfaction, based on standards set by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  
The NCQA released its Health Insurance Plan Medicaid rankings on September 20. MDwise scored 82.2 percent, an increase from last year, making it the top-ranked Indiana Medicaid health plan. The organization placed 45th out of 213 Medicaid plans in the nation.
MDwise received the ranking for its Hoosier Healthwise plan, serving more than 270,000 MDwise members, primarily pregnant women and children, as well as other individuals, throughout Indiana. In total, MDwise serves nearly 285,000 Indiana members through its three plans.
“Being recognized on a national level as the top-ranked Medicaid health plan in Indiana is a great honor. The acknowledgement reaffirms MDwise’s commitment to providing quality health care coverage and unparalleled member service,” said Charlotte MacBeth, president and CEO of MDwise. “We’re pleased to know that our services are helping so many Hoosiers get the health coverage they need and deserve. It also means a lot that our service is valued by our members.”
This NCQA Health Insurance Plan ranking is based on satisfaction measures established by the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), as well as HEDIS Clinical prevention and treatment rankings and NCQA Accreditation standards.

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About MDwise

MDwise is a provider-sponsored nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to more than 407,000 Medicaid and Medicare members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to family and friends.

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