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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

ion, NCQA reviewers also assessed how well the MVP HMO/POS performed on a set of standardized national measures for clinical quality and customer service called the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS(R)). To achieve Excellent status health plans must score in the highest range of national performance. NCQA reviewers closely examined all aspects of MVP Health Plan's operations and services during an intensive review period that included an onsite visit. Health plans designated "Excellent" generally have achieved scores in the top 25 percent nationally on key performance measures such as mammography and immunization rates, advising smokers to quit, prenatal care, access to care, and overall satisfaction.

"The scope of the NCQA review is so broad that in order for us to achieve scores in the Excellent range on the NCQA review, our quality improvement program engages every aspect of our operations," said Jerry Salkowe, M.D. MVP Health Care vice president for clinical quality improvement.

                            About MVP Health Care

Founded in 1983 MVP Health Care is a regional, not-for-profit health insurer based in Schenectady, N.Y. Through its operating subsidiaries, it provides fully-insured and self-funded employer health benefits plans, dental insurance and ancillary products, such as flexible spending accounts to 700,000 subscribers in New York state, Vermont, and New Hampshire. For more information visit: www.mvphealthcare.com/press.

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


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