Press Releases: Georgia
October 6, 2011
NCQA: Kaiser Permanente Georgia Remains Top-Ranked Health Plan in the State
ATLANTA — Kaiser Permanente Georgia is the highest ranked commercial health plan in the state for the seventh consecutive year, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) posted here. Kaiser Permanente Georgia ranked 52 among 288 plans nationwide, climbing nine spots in the past year.
NCQA, managed care’s major accrediting body, evaluates health plans based on customer satisfaction, treatment and prevention. The data is analyzed and converted to scores from zero to 100. Kaiser Permanente Georgia scored 85.5, ranking the plan 75 spots above any private health plan in the state.
Kaiser Permanente Georgia received top scores in the following preventive care categories:
- Early immunizations
- Adolescent immunizations
- Cervical cancer screening
- Counseling on nutrition
- Adult body mass index assessment
“Our ranking reflects the success of Kaiser Permanente’s coordinated care model, which has been enhanced by our electronic medical record system, Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®,” explained Kerry Kohnen, president of Kaiser Permanente Georgia. “It provides our health care teams with a complete medical history of our patients, enabling them to deliver the best care.”
“KP HealthConnect also allows our patients to communicate via secure e-mail with their doctors, refill prescriptions, make appointments and use dozens of programs and resources to help them stay healthy,” added Kohnen. “Our members appreciate the added convenience.”
Kaiser Permanente is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, serving the health care needs of metro Atlanta residents for more than 25 years. The health plan currently provides comprehensive health care services to more than 240,000 members through 28 medical facilities in a 28-county service area and a network of affiliated hospitals and physicians.
About Kaiser Permanente of Georgia
Kaiser Permanente is Georgia’s largest not-for-profit health plan. Its mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente serves more than 240,000 members in a 28-county service area in metro Atlanta with care focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of heath care providers. Expert and caring medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers, serving more than 8.8 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia.. For more information, visit www.kp.org.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.8 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter