Virginia Beach, VA – September 22, 2009 – Optima Health received an ‘Excellent’ accreditation for the 11th consecutive year from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its commercial health plans and 10th consecutive year for its Medicaid HMO product, Optima Family Care. Optima Health is Virginia’s only commercial HMO to maintain NCQA’s highest accreditation status since 1998.
NCQA’s ‘Excellent’ Accreditation status is reserved for the best health plans in the nation. It is only awarded to those plans that meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement and deliver excellent clinical care. This review process occurs every three years.
“This is a testament to the strong commitment to excellence of everyone at Optima Health and our physician partners,” said Michael M. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of Optima Health.
NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, managed behavioral health organizations, physician organization, and credential certification organizations.
About Optima Health
Optima Health provides health insurance coverage to more than 415,000 members throughout Virginia. With 25 years of experience in the health insurance arena, Optima offers a suite of commercial products including consumer-directed, employee-owned and employer-sponsored plans, individual health plans, employee assistance programs and plans serving Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. Our provider network features 15,000 providers including specialists, primary care physicians and hospitals across Virginia. Optima offers programs to support members with chronic illnesses, customized wellness programs, and integrated clinical and behavioral health services as well as pharmacy management – all to help our members improve their health. Our goal is to provide better health, to be easy to use and offer services that are a great value. To learn more about Optima Health, visit www.optimahealth.com.