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Prestige Health Choice Awarded NCQA Interim Health Plan Accreditation

Prestige Health Choice, a Medicaid managed care plan serving 55 of Florida’s 67 counties and a joint venture between AmeriHealth Caritas and Florida Blue, announced that it has been awarded an interim health plan accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Health plans with an interim accreditation have been determined by NCQA to have basic structure and processes in place to meet expectations for consumer protection and quality improvement. Organizations awarded this status undergo a full survey within the following 18 months to demonstrate they have executed those processes effectively, at which point they will be eligible to receive full accreditation.

“Prestige is committed to improving the quality of service and care to our members. Interim NCQA accreditation is evidence that this commitment is already generating positive results,” said Prestige President Dwight Chenette. “We are excited about our evolution and what the future holds for Prestige and its members.”

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 is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

NCQA Health Plan Accreditation is a nationally recognized evaluation that purchasers, regulators and consumers can use to assess health plans. NCQA HP Accreditation surveys include rigorous on-site and off-site evaluations of more than 60 standards and selected HEDIS measures. A team of physicians and health plan experts conducts accreditation surveys. A national oversight committee of physicians analyzes the team’s findings and assigns an accreditation level based on the performance level of each plan being evaluated to NCQA’s standards. Get more information about NCQA Health Plan Accreditation.

About Prestige Health Choice

Prestige Health Choice is a Medicaid managed care plan serving members in 55 of Florida’s 67 counties.  Prestige’s strength is founded on its longstanding provider partnerships, particularly with Federally Qualified Health Centers and other safety-net providers. A Florida-based company, Prestige is owned and operated by Florida True Health, a joint venture of AmeriHealth Caritas and Florida Blue.

About AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 17 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5.7 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations.

About Florida Blue

Florida Blue is a leader in Florida’s health care industry. Driven by its mission to help people and communities achieve better health, Florida Blue has 5 million health care members, with nearly 18 million people in 12 states, two U.S. territories and the District of Columbia served through its affiliated companies. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.