Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is the first full service health plan in America to earn a Full Disease Management Accreditation for its Health Management Program from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Full accreditation for three years is the highest level awarded to organizations that meet or exceed NCQA standards for Disease Management Accreditation.
This is the second NCQA Accreditation in two years for IEHP. IEHP received a Commendable Accreditation for the entire health plan from the NCQA in 2000.
The NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Many health care industry experts agree that the NCQA is the best external, objective standard for determining and comparing the quality of HMOs.
NCQA Disease Management Accreditation demonstrates that an organization is well-suited to deliver programs to manage care for the seriously or chronically ill, according to NCQAs Executive Vice President Greg Pawlson, M.D. And its a difficult test. It says a lot that an organization is willing to step forward to be reviewed.
We are indeed very proud that the IEHP Health Management Program has earned top level accreditation by the NCQA in our first year of operation, said IEHP Medical Director Dr. Bradley P. Gilbert. All our participating physicians, clinics and IEHP Team Members share the credit for delivering a first-rate program to help our members with high-risk or chronic conditions.
The IEHP Health Management Program covers people with asthma, diabetes and high-risk pregnancies.
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