Michigan Association of Health Plans

UPHP ranked as a top plan in nation

Upper Peninsula Health Plan is again ranked as one of the nation’s best Medicaid health plans, according to a recent national rating of health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Insurance Plan Ratings.

UPHP said that the health plan ranks in the top 20 among Medicaid managed-care plans in the United States, and is the top-rated Medicaid plan in the state of Michigan, earning a 4.5 out of 5 rating.

NCQA rated more than 1,000 health insurance plans based on patient experience, prevention, and treatment. This rating system emphasizes the quality of care patients receive, how happy patients are with their care, and health plans’ efforts to keep improving.

“We are so proud to be receiving this honor again from NCQA. Our staff and network of providers work diligently every day to ensure our members are healthy and receiving the best care possible,” said Melissa Holmquist, chief executive officer of UPHP, in a news release. “Being a local health plan that exclusively serves residents of the Upper Peninsula, our membership is made up of our family, friends and neighbors, and because of that, we take more of a personal responsibility for their health and satisfaction. I think that is reflected in these scores each year, and is why we continue to do so well.”

The complete Medicaid health plan rankings are available at https://reportcards.ncqa.org/health-plans. Rankings for Medicare and private plans are also available.

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 exceeds 2,300 providers. NCQA is a private, nonprofit 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.

This article originally appeared in The Mining Journal. Read more here.

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