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AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware Awarded NCQA Interim Health Plan Accreditation

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, a Medicaid managed care health plan serving Delawareans using Medicaid and long-term services and supports, announced today that it has been awarded an interim health plan accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Health plans with an interim accreditation have been determined by NCQA to have basic structure and processes in place to meet expectations for consumer protection and quality improvement. Organizations awarded this status undergo a full survey within the following 18 months to demonstrate they have executed those processes effectively, at which point they will be eligible to receive full accreditation.

"We are very committed to helping Delawareans transform their lives by improving their access to health care and addressing the non-medical factors that affect the health of their families and their communities,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware Market President Emmilyn Lawson. "This recognition is confirmation that we have built a very solid foundation of successful programs and initiatives in our first year.”

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware began service in January 2018. In the past year, the plan has expanded its network of health care providers and implemented value-based contracting programs to meet the needs of each provider.

To better serve members, AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware opened its Community Wellness Center in Bear in January 2019. The center provides Community Health Navigators and case workers opportunities to meet directly with Medicaid recipients; help them navigate the health care system; manage chronic diseases; and connect with local social service agencies for assistance with non-medical matters such as nutrition, GED completion, and job placement and readiness.

“We will continue to expand and evolve to meet the needs of those most in need,” Lawson said.

For more information about NCQA Health Plan Accreditation, visit www.ncqa.org/Programs/Accreditation/Health-Plan-HP.aspx.

About AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware
AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is one of the Medicaid managed care plans that participate in the Diamond State Health Plan and Diamond State Health Plan-Plus programs. AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware helps Delawareans get proper care and stay well, working with communities in need to achieve positive health outcomes throughout the state. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritasde.com. 

About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 11 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 35 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com. 

About 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. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.