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Amerigroup Ranked Top Medicaid Plan in Georgia by NCQA

September 26, 2018

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 26, 2018--AMGP Georgia Managed Care Company, Inc. d/b/a Amerigroup Community Care placed top in the state in the recently released National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018-2019.

The NCQA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care 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.

“Amerigroup Georgia is pleased to be recognized by the NCQA as the top rated Medicaid health plan in the state,” said Mel Lindsey, Amerigroup Georgia health plan president. “These ratings demonstrate that our consumers have timely access to care, and they’re receiving the right preventative care and treatment at the right time. Quality is foundational to everything we do at Amerigroup, and we’re committed to building on our accomplishments to provide a better healthcare experience for all consumers.”

In recognizing Amerigroup, the NCQA evaluated the plan’s performance based on three areas -- consumer satisfaction, prevention and treatment. Amerigroup received an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5.

The consumer satisfaction scores come from what members say about their health plans in surveys, including feedback about claims processing, their doctors and getting needed care quickly. Prevention measures assess the proportion of eligible members who received preventive services, such as prenatal and postpartum care, immunizations and cancer screenings. Treatment measures assess the proportion of eligible members who received the recommended care for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.

ABOUT AMERIGROUP COMMUNITY CARE OF GEORGIA

Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia helps improve health care access and quality for more than 380,000 low-income Georgians by developing innovative care management programs and services. Members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Georgia provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their health care. Through health education programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle. For more information about Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia, visit www.myamerigroup.com/ga.

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

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CONTACT: Amerigroup

Amanda Stamper

859-321-7369

Amanda.stamper@anthem.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: Amerigroup

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