WellCare Rates among Top Medicaid Plans in New York

NEW YORK and TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of New York, Inc., a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, received an overall score of 4 out of 5 in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018-2019.

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NCQA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, publicly released its 2018-19 Health Insurance Plan Ratings at healthinsuranceratings.ncqa.org. The annual report rates more than 1,000 commercial, Medicaid and Medicare plans based on consumer satisfaction, prevention and treatment.

NCQA evaluated WellCare's clinical performance based on three areas: consumer satisfaction, prevention and treatment. Among the highlights, WellCare:

  • Earned 5 out of 5 in public health categories such as alcohol and drug abuse treatment, chlamydia screening, appropriate use of antibiotics for bronchitis and imaging for lower back pain;
  • Earned 4 out of 5 on women's reproductive health areas including prenatal check-ups, ongoing prenatal care and postpartum care;
  • Scored 4 out of 5 in several preventive areas, including childhood immunizations, breast cancer screening and asthma and glucose control.

"WellCare is honored to be recognized as one of the top-performing Medicaid plans in New York," said John J. Burke, WellCare's state president in New York. "These ratings demonstrate how WellCare is helping our members access the right care, at the right time, when they need it most, and reinforces our continued commitment to providing access to quality care for our Medicaid members in the state."

WellCare of New York's Medicaid plan has also achieved an Accreditation status of "Commendable" from NCQA.

To learn more about enrolling in Medicaid in New York, visit https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/.

About NCQA Ratings
NCQA ratings are based on three types of quality measures: measures of clinical quality from NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®); measures of consumer satisfaction using Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®); and results from NCQA's review of a health plan's health quality processes (i.e., performance on NCQA accreditation standards). NCQA rates health plans that report quality information publicly. For a more detailed review of the latest NCQA health insurance plan ratings report, visit: http://healthinsuranceratings.ncqa.org/2018/search/Medicaid/NY.

About NCQA
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 website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. WellCare serves approximately 5.5 million members nationwide as of September 1, 2018. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com.

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