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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 practices.


GLHP Wins Pinnacle Award for Health Care Technology by the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP)

GLHP's provider portal, OSCR (On-line Service Center Representative), is an online web portal that providers can view real time eligibility, status claims, view service indicators, ER history of members, and print out reminder letters for members that need services. Recently added is a feature that alerts providers of members that have been admitted into the hospital.

Great Lakes Health Plan Announces Winners of Third Grant Program

Southfield, Michigan (May 24, 2007). GLHP is proud to announce the winners from the third annual Grant Award Program that awarded grants to providers, individual practitioners and institutions for initiatives that improve the health of GLHP members and that optimize the benefit members obtain by controlling drug costs.

Oakwood Healthcare System joins Great Lakes Health Plan Network

Southfield, MI (December 18, 2006) -- Great Lakes Health Plan (GLHP) announced today that it has signed a contract with Oakwood Healthcare System, one of the State’s premier health systems.

Oakwood Healthcare System comprises four medical-surgical hospitals and the Oakwood Ambulatory Physician Group. Oakwood’s network also includes the Western Wayne Family Health Center, a federally-qualified health center, and freestanding urgent care centers. The system's hospitals are Oakwood Annapolis Hospital, Oakwood Heritage Hospital, Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center and Oakwood Hospital Southshore Medical.

Great Lakes Health Plan Wins Best Practice Award

Southfield, Michigan (September 27, 2006) – For the second straight year, Great Lakes Health Plan has received a Pinnacle Award for Best Practices from the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP).

The MAHP Pinnacle Awards document innovative change and measurable quality improvement at Michigan managed care plans.

Great Lakes Health Plan won for its submission entitled, COPD: It’s Possible to Make a Difference.

Great Lakes Health Plan Acquires Physician Health Plan of Southwest Michigan

Southfield, Michigan (September 1, 2006) – Great Lakes Health Plan (GLHP) is pleased to announce that an agreement between GLHP and Physician Health Plan of Southwest Michigan (PHPSWM) to purchase and assume PHPSWM’s Medicaid Contract with the State of Michigan is complete.

Great Lakes Health Plan Offers Annual Grant Program

Southfield, Michigan (March 10, 2006). GLHP and RxAmerica are proud to announce the Annual Grant Award Program that will award grants to providers, individual practitioners and/or institutions for initiatives that improve the health of GLHP members and that optimize the benefit members obtain by controlling drug costs.

Great Lakes Health Plan Employees Contribute to Hurricane Katrina Relief

Southfield, Michigan (September 13, 2005) – Employees of Great Lakes Health Plan (GLHP), which serves beneficiaries in Michigan’s Medicaid program, have mobilized to assist in the national effort to funnel relief to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Great Lakes Health Plan Featured In "Innovations In Medicaid Managed Care"

Southfield, MI (April 18, 2005) – A program developed by Great Lakes Health Plan (GLHP) in response to the needs of members suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), has been selected by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) to appear in its publication entitled "Innovations in Medicaid Managed Care."

Great Lakes Health Plan Provides Grant to Tri-County Community Action Agency For Their WIC Program in Blood Lead Educational Outreach and Member Testing

Southfield, MI (January, 2005) - Great Lakes Health Plan (GLHP) announced today that it is providing a grant to Tri-County Community Action Agency for their WIC program to assist in blood lead educational outreach and testing for its members.

GLHP Adds Seven Hospitals and Over 200 New Providers to Their Network

Great Lakes Health Plan (GLHP) is proud to announce that we have signed a contract with St. John Health, one of the largest health care systems in the State of Michigan. See the full story here.

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