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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts among the Nation’s Highest Rated Health Plans

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BOSTON — September 21, 2016 — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) is among the top-rated health plans in the country, according to the nation’s expert on health plan quality.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) awarded Blue Cross’ Commercial HMO/POS plan a top rating of 5 out of 5,1 making us one of only 13 plans out of 500 plans in the country that earned this rating.

NCQA also rated our Commercial PPO plan and Medicare HMO and PPO plans 4.5 out of 5, putting all four among the highest-rated health plans in the nation for quality.

"Our goal at Blue Cross is to provide our 2.8 million members with quality, affordable health care. To be recognized as one of the top plans in the country for doing this day in and day out on the scale that we do is an incredible achievement for us," said President & CEO Andrew Dreyfus. "Thank you to the physicians, hospitals, and our dedicated associates for helping us realize these outstanding results."

Each year NCQA rates more than 1,400 health plans for their:

  • Effectiveness of wellness and prevention efforts, including immunizations, cancer screenings, and disease treatment
  • Access to high-quality primary and specialty care
  • Member satisfaction

Blue Cross also earned an Excellent accreditation rating from NCQA.

To see the full list of ratings visit NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-2017.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (www.bluecrossma.com) is a community-focused‚ tax-paying‚ not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We are the trusted health plan for more than 31‚500 Massachusetts employers and are committed to working with others in a spirit of shared responsibility to make quality health care affordable. Consistent with our corporate promise to always put our 2.8 million members first‚ we are rated among the nation’s best health plans for member satisfaction and quality. Connect with us on FacebookTwitterYouTube and LinkedIn.

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 recognizes clinicians in key clinical areas. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers, and others make more informed health care choices.

1 NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016 – 2017

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