BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, a Medicaid managed care health plan serving Louisiana and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, announced that it has become accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana began caring for Louisianans participating in Bayou Health, the state’s Medicaid managed care program, in February 2012. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana’s NCQA accreditation is valid through June 5, 2018.
AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana boasts a network of more than 10,000 providers (primary care providers, specialists and hospitals) and a community outreach team with a presence in every part of the state, as well as community investment projects and partnerships with local and national organizations. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana’s network providers, associates and community partners work every day to build healthy communities in each of the state’s 64 parishes.
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.
NCQA Health Plan Accreditation is a nationally recognized evaluation that purchasers, regulators and consumers can use to assess health plans. NCQA Accreditation not only involves a rigorous review of a health plan’s consumer protection and quality improvement systems, but also requires health plans to submit audited data on key clinical and service measures (e.g., mammography screening rates; advising smokers to quit; consumer satisfaction) in order to achieve the highest levels of accreditation.
“From our first day serving Louisianans, we have been committed to meeting high standards of excellence, said Kyle Viator, market president of AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana. “NCQA’s accreditation standards are as rigorous as they come, and achieving NCQA accreditation is a sign of our success in helping those most in need get the right care in the right place at the right time.”
About AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana
AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana is one of five Medicaid managed care plans that participate in Louisiana’s Bayou Health program. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana helps Louisiana families get proper care and stay well. AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana works with communities in need to achieve positive health outcomes throughout the state. For more information, go to www.amerihealthcaritasla.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.