SPOKANE, Wash. – Today Asuris Northwest Health announced that it has achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation for its health plan offerings.
NCQA evaluates how effectively a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system, including physicians, hospitals, other health care professionals, and administrative services. Health plans are also measured by their ability to drive improvements in four key areas: quality improvement, utilization management, member services and provider credentialing.
NCQA Accreditation provides health care consumers the ability to evaluate the quality of different health plans across a variety of important criterion. This allows individuals to make health plan decisions based on demonstrated value rather than simply on cost.
“Achieving this accreditation reflects our commitment to transforming health care by providing excellent customer service, innovative products, and high quality provider networks,” said Brady Cass, president of Asuris Northwest Health. “We owe this achievement to our employees who are committed to ensuring that our members have access to the care they need, when they need it.”
For more information about NCQA please visit at www.ncqa.org.
About Asuris Northwest Health
Asuris Northwest Health offers a full range of health care coverage options, including dental coverage, for eastern Washington employers and individuals. We also offer Medicare supplemental plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, and provide member access to more than 20,000 health care providers. Asuris is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. Asuris Northwest Health, a nonprofit health plan, is a member of the Cambia Health Solutions family of companies. For more information, please visit www.asuris.com or www.twitter.com/AsurisNWHealth.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.