SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) today announced that Magellan Behavioral
Health of Pennsylvania, Inc, a Medicaid Managed Behavioral Health
Organization (MBHO), has earned Full MBHO Accreditation from the
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Magellan of
Pennsylvania currently administers behavioral health benefits through
HealthChoices contracts with Bucks, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and
NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to
assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, managed
behavioral healthcare organizations, preferred provider organizations,
new health plans, physician organizations, credentials verification
organizations, disease management programs and other health-related
programs. The NCQA MBHO Accreditation standards are developed with input
from employers, health plans, state and federal regulators, MBHOs and
other experts, and are intended to help organizations achieve the
highest level of performance possible, reduce patient risk for untoward
outcomes, and create an environment of continuous improvement. NCQA
accreditation evaluates how well an organization manages all parts of
its delivery system - clinical, medical, quality, compliance, network,
finance, member services and administrative services. In addition, the
comprehensive review process is member-focused.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from NCQA, which sets
rigorous and important accreditation standards," said Jim Leonard, vice
president and general manager for Magellan of Pennsylvania. "Achieving
Full Accreditation demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering
high-quality care and service to help the individuals we serve across
Pennsylvania live healthy, vibrant lives."
"Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania's MBHO accreditation is
proof that it is an organization which works hard to coordinate care,
ensure access and provide good customer support for members," said
Margaret E. O'Kane, NCQA president. "It's a sign that Magellan is
focused on improving the behavioral health of its members."
About Magellan Health: Magellan
Health, Inc. is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most
complex areas of health, including special populations, complete
pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan
supports innovative ways of accessing better health through technology,
while remaining focused on the critical personal relationships that are
necessary to achieve a healthy, vibrant life. Magellan's customers
include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers,
labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and third-party
administrators. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.
About the 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. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas
of performance. NCQA's Web
site contains information to help consumers, employers and others
make more-informed health care choices.
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Source: Magellan Health, Inc.
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