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BlueChoice HealthPlan Ranks in Top Third of America's Best Health Plans

COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) ranked BlueChoice(R) HealthPlan of South Carolina in the top third of America's Best Health Plans(TM), published in U.S. News & World Report's issue this week.

The respected annual ranking ranks the nation's best health plans based on clinical quality, member satisfaction and NCQA accreditation scores. NCQA and U.S. News & World Report ranked about 239 health plans, and 93 plans chose not to submit data. BlueChoice HealthPlan was ranked 94th.

According to NCQA's The State of Health Care Quality 2008, the reporting of data by health plans results in change and improvement, which increases the quality of care and improves the quality of life for patients and their families. "The power of transparency, measurement and accountability to bring about improvement is best illustrated through one statistic -- for the ninth consecutive year, health care delivered by plans that measure and report continued to improve despite rising costs and a slowing national economy." The improvements translate into benefits for people enrolled in accountable plans.

"Performing in the top third of health plans nationally is something for which BlueChoice HealthPlan can be very proud," said BlueChoice HealthPlan President Mary Mazzola Spivey. "We also ranked ahead of nearly all the plans in the Southeast, which is even more impressive. We continue to further improve our results and rankings and I know these efforts make a difference in the health of our population."

BlueChoice HealthPlan has disease management and chronic condition management programs called Great Expectations(R)+ for health in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, maternity, diabetes, back care, children's health, depression, heart disease, heart failure, men's health, women's health, migraine, weight loss and smoking cessation.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations, recognizes physicians and physician groups in key clinical areas and manages the evolution of HEDIS(TM), the tool the nation's health plans use to measure and report on their performance.

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, and both are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BlueChoice HealthPlan has an A+ rating from A.M. Best and an Excellent accreditation status, the highest level awarded, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The "Excellent" Accreditation is granted only to plans that demonstrate levels of service and clinical quality that meet NCQA's rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement.

BlueChoice HealthPlan has more than 7,000 physicians in its statewide network and serves approximately 217,000 members statewide. It offers four group health plans and one individual plan for children. It offers four group health plans, one individual plan for children, and a South Carolina Medicaid product.

(TM)America's Best Health Plans is a trademark of U.S. News & World Report.

(TM)HEDIS is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

(R) Registered mark of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

(R)+ Registered mark of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

SOURCE BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina
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