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AmeriHealth Caritas Rated Top Medicaid Plan in D.C.

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a Medicaid managed care plan serving the District of Columbia and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Compaccording to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015-16 and 2016-17.anies, is the top-rated Medicaid plan in the District of Columbia,

“Our performance stems from the successes of several innovative programs and initiatives, however most importantly, at AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, we encourage treating the ‘whole patient,’ which greatly increases the likelihood of sustaining improved health outcomes,” said Karen Dale, market president for AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia.

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia earned its 3.5 out of 5 rating based on strong results from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, a tool that measures performance on important dimensions of care and service, as well as the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, which measures member satisfaction with their overall health care experience.

“By supporting increased communication and enhanced cooperation among primary care practitioners, specialists, members and the community, we have been able to increase health literacy and help our members adopt healthier behaviors,” said Melanie Sage, director of quality management for AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia.

NCQA, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes clinicians in key clinical areas.

In addition, NCQA’s HEDIS is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care.

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