HONOLULU, HAWAII – Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has the highest-rated Medicare and Medicaid plan in the state, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) 2010-11 Health Insurance Plan Rankings–Medicare/Medicaid.  Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s commercial plan received top Hawaii ranking, earlier this year.  All three plans are also accredited with NCQA’s highest quality rating.

“Having our members rate us as the number one Medicare and Medicaid plan in Hawaii demonstrates our commitment to providing all of our members quality care and outstanding service,” said Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s President Janet Liang.  “While others are just starting to move toward integrated, customized care, Kaiser Permanente is already successfully putting our patients first and leveraging technology to provide them with the highest quality of care and most convenient experience.”

The rankings are based on clinical quality, member satisfaction, and NCQA Accreditation scores among all reporting Medicaid and Medicare plans in the nation.

In July of this year, Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center was recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center received three awards:  Stroke Gold, Heart Failure Silver and Heart Failure Bronze.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has provided total health to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years. Today it has the largest medical group with over 410 physicians supported by 4,400 nurses and support staff. Care for members is focused on their total health guided by our personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert care and medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.  Visit kp.org for additional information.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010, NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers, and researchers.

Submitted by Kaiser.

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