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Health Plan of Michigan Ranked Among Nation's Best Medicaid Health Plans in 2008
Date:11/6/2008

Health plan retains its standing as one of America's Best Health Plans for

the second year in a row, according to U.S.News & World Report/NCQA

findings

DETROIT, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit-based Health Plan of Michigan has been recognized as one of the Top 15 Medicaid health plans in the country, according to the latest U.S.News & World Report/NCQA America's Best Health Plans rankings. HPM was ranked 14th nationally and was also the second highest-ranked Medicaid plan within the State of Michigan. This is the second year in a row that HPM has been recognized as one of America's Best Health Plans.

"Health Plan of Michigan continually strives to improve its performance on key measures of health care quality and member satisfaction. One of the ways we accomplish this is through the use of state of the art technology to reach out to our members," said Dr. David B. Cotton, MD, President and CEO of Health Plan of Michigan. "We're extremely proud to be ranked among America's Best Health Plans for 2008."

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and U.S.News & World Report collaborate annually to rank the nation's health plans. The rankings placed four Michigan Medicaid health plans in the Top 25 nationwide, down from seven plans the previous year. The Top 25 Medicaid Health Plans will be featured in the Nov. 17 edition of U.S.News & World Report, now available in newsstands and online.

Hundreds of commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid health plans were ranked, with detailed information given about their performance in selected areas, including consumer experience, prevention and treatment. The rankings were compiled from data collected and analyzed by NCQA, which is the nationally recognized standard for health plan accreditation.

Health Plan of Michigan demonstrated significant improvement in several preventive care measures to help attain its 14th place ranking. HPM's Childhood Imm
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