Great Lakes Health Plan Ranked in Top 25
Great Lakes Health Plan is among the highest rated Medicaid plans in the nation,
according to this year’s rankings published by the National Committee for
Quality Assurance (NCQA) and U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR). GLHP was
rated #21 with a score of 84.6. Health plans can score a possible 100
points based on quality, member satisfaction and NCQA accreditation scores.
In 2007 GLHP was ranked #66.
Each year, NCQA and USN&WR join together to rank the nation’s Medicaid
health plans based on access to care, overall member satisfaction, prevention,
and overall quality score. GLHP would like to thank our physicians,
hospitals and other health care professionals for their contributions in
making GLHP one of the Best Health Plans in 2008.
MAHP Awards GLHP 3 Pinnacle Awards for Best Practices
GLHP has received three 2008 Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP)
Pinnacle Awards, its best year ever. Annually, MAHP invites its 17 member
health plans to participate in its Pinnacle Awards competition by submitting its best
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