Skip Navigation
Michigan Department of Community HealthMichigan.gov, Official Website for the State of Michigan
Michigan.gov Home
  • MDCH Home
  • Sitemap
  • Contact MDCH
  • close print view

    Michigan Honored For Exemplary HMOs: Three Michigan Medicaid HMOs Listed In Top Ten Nationally

    Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
    Agency: Community Health

    January 19, 2005

    Three Michigan Medicaid HMOs were recently listed as top ten plans in the nation by the widely respected National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), state officials said today.

    HealthPlus Partners (Flint), M-CAID (Ann Arbor) and Priority Health Government Programs, Inc. (Grand Rapids) were ranked as superior HMOs for their extraordinary commitment to public health.

    Highlighted in a national press release from the NCQA was Michigan’s important strategic approach that requires public accountability of performance scores and incentives to plans that perform at benchmark levels set by the state for Medicaid HMOs.

    “It is extremely refreshing to witness tangible recognition of the hard work and dedication that the state of Michigan, the MDCH and Governor Jennifer M. Granholm have put into improving our Medicaid program,” said Janet Olszewski, MDCH Director. “In a time when stringent budget considerations means looking for the best value possible in every dollar, Michigan’s Medicaid plans deliver top performance with major cost savings to the state of $400 million in 2004.”

    The growing availability of data from managed care organizations can help Michigan’s Medicaid members make more informed health plan choices. The traditional fee-for-service system offers no such data.

    The NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. NCQA provides health care quality information free-of-charge through the web and media in order to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

    Related Content
     •  Minorities Disproportionately Impacted by Cancer in Michigan
     •  Minorities Disproportionately Impacted by Cancer in Michigan
     •  Livingston County Recognized as a "Community for a Lifetime"
     •  St. Joseph County Recognized as an "Age-Friendly" Community
     •  MDCH Notifying Individuals Regarding Protected Health Information Breach
     •  Michigan Signs Memorandum of Understanding for Integrated Care Program
     •  Michigan Launches Healthy Michigan Plan Enrollment Activities
     •  Michigan Joins National Effort to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates
     •  This Diabetes Alert Day, Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
     •  Michigan Encourages Schools to Apply for Cardiac Preparedness Designation
     •  MDCH Explore Lab Science Program Hosts Free Virtual Science Fair
     •  Excessive Alcohol Consumption is a Leading Cause of Preventable Death
     •  MDCH Reschedules Third Implementation Forum for Michigan's Integrated Care Demonstration
     •  MDCH Children with Special Needs Fund Receives $50,000 Grant
     •  March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
     •  Funding for Lead Home Testing, Control Available for Michigan Families
     •  Nominations for the 2014 Senior Citizen of the Year Award are now being accepted
     •  MDCH Launches Online System to Improve Medicaid Recovery Efficiency
     •  Michigan Investigating Tuberculosis Exposure at Four Detroit Healthcare Facilities
     •  MDCH Hosts Community Meeting about "Do Not Eat" Fish Advisory for Clark's Marsh
    QR code

    Michigan.gov Home
  • Office of Regulatory Reinvention
  • MDCH Home
  • Contact MDCH
  • State Web Sites
  • Spending & Accountability

  • Privacy Policy
  • Link Policy
  • Accessibility Policy
  • Security Policy
  • Michigan NewsMichigan.gov Survey

    Copyright © 2001-2014 State of Michigan