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Horizon NJ Health Awarded Commendable Accreditation by NCQA

West Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) May 20, 2013

Horizon NJ Health, New Jersey’s largest Medicaid and NJFamilyCare managed healthcare organization, today announced that it has earned a Commendable Accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Horizon NJ Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

NCQA Health Plan Accreditation is a nationally recognized program that evaluates the quality of health care services that health plans provide to their members. Health Plan Accreditation performance results are publicly reported in five categories including: Access and Service, Qualified Providers, Staying Healthy, Getting Better and Living with Illness.

“Horizon NJ Health has made a commitment to delivering quality care and services, and this accreditation is a confirmation that we are fulfilling our commitment,” said Karen L. Clark, Vice President, Medicaid, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey / President, Horizon NJ Health. “It is an honor to be recognized for our hard work and dedication. We look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with medical providers and various community partners to enrich the lives and health of our members and the communities we serve.”

“NCQA accreditation ensures our members receive quality services that ultimately result in better health outcomes as we manage their health care needs,” said Philip M. Bonaparte, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer, Horizon NJ Health. “Our members’ well-being is a priority, and we continuously work to improve the quality of our members’ care. This accreditation demonstrates that we are committed to providing evidence-based care, using resources efficiently, having a high level of member satisfaction, and delivering improved outcomes.”

NCQA is the industry’s most meticulous, comprehensive and transparent health care accreditation program. It provides consumers and businesses with an unbiased third-party review to verify, score and publicly report health plan performance across the nation.

"Achieving an accreditation status of Commendable from NCQA is a sign that a health plan is serious about quality," said Margaret E. O`Kane, President, NCQA. "It is awarded to plans whose service and clinical quality meet or exceed NCQA`s rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement."

About NCQA
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.

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 3.6 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton. Learn more at

About Horizon NJ Health
Horizon NJ Health is New Jersey’s largest Medicaid and NJFamilyCare managed healthcare organization providing health services for more than 560,000 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, NJ, 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

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