National Committee for Quality Assurance has ranked Passport Health Plan No. 13 out 99 national Medicaid health insurance plans in its Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings for 2011/2012.
NCQA, a non-profit, monitors health care delivery, ranks the plans by clinical quality, member satisfaction and NCQA Accreditation scores.
The Plan’s rankings are at NCQA’s official website here.
Passport Health Plan, based in Louisville, is a provider-sponsored Medicaid health plan, has more than 170,000 members in Jefferson County and 15 surrounding counties.
“We’re honored that our providers, associates, board members and community partners are being recognized for providing quality service to our members. Many of our members have complex health and social concerns, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in their health and quality of life.” said Mark B. Carter, Passport CEO.
Passport was restructured earlier this year, with its top management replaced, after Kentucky audit officials found excessive spending and other irregularities. However, state investigators and officials noted that Passport clients were not effected by the problems, rating it an efficient managed-care insurer.
Passport Health Plan is a 14-year-old Medicaid managed care insurer that’s sponsored by a number of health care providers including most of the Louisville-based hospital systems.
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’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care.