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National Committee For Quality Assurance (NCQA) Awards MVP Health Care Excellent Accreditation Status For Its HMO/POS Plan
Date:2/18/2009

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Committee for Quality Assurance has awarded MVP Health Care's HMO/POS plan, MVP Health Plan Inc., Excellent Accreditation status. Excellent is the highest NCQA accreditation status for service and clinical quality that meets or exceeds the independent, not-for-profit health care quality measurement organization's rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement.

"Our NCQA accreditation of Excellent is a reflection of the effort and resources that MVP Health Care puts into serving our customers and improving the clinical quality of the care our members receive," said David W. Oliker, MVP president and chief executive officer. "Our ability to compete with the nation's leading health plans is also a result of our physicians' commitment to quality health care."

"Earning Excellent Accreditation reflects a health plan's ability to work with their members and their physicians to improve the quality of clinical care," said Greg Pawlson, M.D., NCQA executive vice president. "It shows that they are building the kinds of partnerships that are critical to delivering great care and great service."

The NCQA Accreditation standards are publicly reported in five categories:

Access and Service: Do health plan members have access to the care and service they need?

Qualified Providers: Does the health plan assess each doctor's qualifications and what do health plan members say about the plan's providers?

Staying Healthy: Does the health plan help members maintain good health and detect illness early?

Getting Better: How well does the health plan care for members when they become sick?

Living With Illness: How well does the health plan care for members when they have chronic conditions?

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