MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Health Plan is again ranked as one of the top Medicaid health plans in the country, according to a recent national health plan review by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Plan Reviews.
The UPHP said the health plan ranks in the top 20 Medicaid managed care plans in the United States and is the highest rated Medicaid plan in the state of Michigan, scoring 4.5 out of 5. .
The NCQA has evaluated over 1,000 health insurance plans based on patient experience, prevention and treatment. This rating system emphasizes the quality of care patients receive, their satisfaction with their care, and the efforts of health plans to continue to improve.
“We are very proud to once again receive this honor from NCQA. Our staff and network of providers work diligently every day to ensure that our members are healthy and receive the best possible care ”, UPHP CEO Melissa Holmquist said in a press release. “As a local health plan that exclusively serves the residents of the Upper Peninsula, our members are made up of our family, friends and neighbors, and because of this, we take more personal responsibility for their health and of their satisfaction. I think that is reflected in those scores every year, and that’s why we continue to do so well. “
The full ranking of Medicaid health plans is available at https://reportcards.ncqa.org/health-plans. Rankings for Medicare and private plans are also available.
The UPHP currently serves nearly 55,000 members across six product lines – Michigan Medicaid, MIChild, Children with Special Health Care Services, Healthy Michigan Plan, MI Health Link, and Medicare Advantage – and its network of more than 2,300 providers. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare. The NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations and recognizes clinicians in key clinical areas.