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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Rated Among Top Health Plans in Maine by NCQA

September 24, 2018

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2018--Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 in the recently released National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017-2018, making it a top-ranked plan in the state.

The NCQA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, publicly released its 2018-19 Health Insurance Plan Ratings at www.ncqa.org/rankings. The annual report rates more than 1,000 commercial, Medicaid and Medicare plans based on consumer satisfaction, prevention and treatment. A rating of four or higher on the NCQA rankings indicates that a health plan is among the top one-third in the U.S.

“We’re very pleased to have again been recognized by NCQA as one of the top performing health plans in the state,” said Dr. Jeffrey Holmstrom, medical director at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine. “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 and we continue to build on our accomplishments to provide a better health care experience for all consumers.”

The consumer satisfaction scores come from what members say about their health plans in surveys, including feedback about their doctors, accessing needed care and claims processing. Prevention measures assess the proportion of eligible members who received preventive services, like 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 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at @AnthemBCBS_News and @AnthemBCBS or find us on Facebook.

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: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Stephanie DuBois

(603) 541-2112

stephanie.dubois@anthem.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MAINE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SENIORS HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE CONSUMER GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine

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