NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (October 2, 2017) – Molina Healthcare of South Carolina, Inc., a subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH), today announced that it has received an overall rating of 3.0 out of 5 from the widely respected National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as part of the Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings for 2017-2018. This is an increase from an overall rating of 2.5 out of 5 last year.
NCQA measures Medicaid health plans based on their combined HEDIS®, CAHPS® and NCQA Accreditation standards scores. The ratings score each health plan on various factors including consumer satisfaction, prevention and treatment.
“Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is honored to have been rated by NCQA for quality and performance,” said Thomas Lindquist, president of Molina Healthcare of South Carolina. “The health plan’s improved rating shows that we are continuously striving to find innovative ways to deliver on our promise of providing high-quality, affordable care to our members and serving individuals and families in need.”
Earlier this year, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina’s Medicaid plan achieved an accreditation status of Commendable from NCQA. This accreditation is earned by plans whose service and clinical quality meet or exceed the NCQA’s requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement. It evaluates how effectively a health plan manages all aspects of its delivery system, including physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services, to continuously improve the quality of care and services provided to its members.
Out of Molina’s 11 rated state health plans, eight of them either increased or maintained their scores this year at a 3.0 or above. Molina’s health plans in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin all reported measures and received health plan numerical ratings. Full ratings may be found at www.ncqa.org.
About Molina Healthcare of South Carolina
Since 2013, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals. From the beginning and through today, our mission has been to bring high quality and cost-effective health care to kids, adults, seniors, families and people with disabilities. As of June 2017, the company serves approximately 112,000 members through Medicaid and Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) health programs across South Carolina. Molina’s state Provider Network includes 2,722 primary care physicians, 8,794 specialist physicians and 97 hospitals. Visit molinahealthcare.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes clinicians in key clinical areas. NCQA's HEDIS® is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA's Web site (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.