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Grand Rapids, MI, United States, 2009/11/12 - For the 2nd consecutive year, Grand Valley Health plan (GVHP) has been ranked fourth in commercial health plans by the U.S. News & World Report/ NCQA America’s Best Health Insurance Plans rankings.
The 2009-10 rankings of America's Best Health Insurance Plans, published annually through a collaboration between U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) places GVHP in fourth place in the top 50 published by the magazine; 239 Commercial Health Plans submitted data for consideration. This is the fifth consecutive year that GVHP has been named among the top 50. Grand Valley Health Plan is also once again recognized as the highest ranked commercial health plan in the State of Michigan.
In responding to the announcement, Pam Silva, GVHP’s Chief Operating Officer said, “We are thrilled. Being recognized is further affirmation of our commitment to providing quality healthcare to our Members and Patients”. Dr. James Kerby, Vice President of Medical Affairs added “I am understandably quite proud of this accomplishment and what it says about our providers and employees, who are committed to purposefully and consistently delivering the highest quality care available in West Michigan”.
Each year U.S. News & World Report and NCQA rank the nation’s health plans based on member satisfaction, access to care, prevention and treatment. The 2009-10 America’s Best Health Insurance Plans* rankings will be featured in the December issue of U.S. News & World Report, which will be at newsstands on Tuesday, December 1.
About the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
NCQA is a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and manages the evolution of HEDIS®**, the performance measurement tool used by more than 90 percent of the nation’s health plans.
About Grand Valley Health Plan (GVHP)
Grand Valley Health Plan (GVHP.com) is a Commercial HMO that specializes in Family Medicine and is dedicated to the principle that the best health care begins and ends with personal, patient-centered, cost-effective, high-quality primary care. Maximizing the health of patients since 1982, Grand Valley Health Plan owns and operates community based Family Health Centers, an Urgent Care Center, two in-house Pharmacies, a Diagnostic Radiology Center, Holistic Health Center, and an OB Center in the greater Grand Rapids area. Grand Valley Family Health Centers integrate primary health care with counseling and wellness services, and is the only NCQA recognized Patient Centered Medical Home in the state of Michigan.
*America’s Best Health Insurance Plans is a trademark of U.S. News & World Report.
**HEDIS is a registered trademark of NCQA.