Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin: Compcareblue awarded top ncqa accreditation

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – CompcareBlue, the HMO subsidiary of Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWi), announced today that it was
awarded “Excellent” Accreditation status for its commercial HMO and
POS products from the National Committee for Quality Assurance
(NCQA). “Excellent” is the highest rating possible and is granted
to plans that have programs for service and clinical quality that
meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous standards for consumer protection and
quality improvement.

“Earning ‘Excellent’ Accreditation reflects a health plan’s ability
to work with their members and their physicians to improve the
quality of clinical care,” said NCQA’s president, Margaret E.
O’Kane. “It shows that they are building the kinds of partnerships
that are critical to delivering great care and great service.”

NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization that assesses
and reports on the quality of the nation’s managed care plans. The
NCQA survey included on-site and off-site evaluations of more than
60 standards and selected HEDIS® (Health Plan Employer Data and
Information Set) performance measures, conducted by a team of
physicians and managed care experts. NCQA’s oversight committee
analyzed the team’s findings and assigned an accreditation level
based on the performance level of the plan compared to its

“NCQA accreditation signifies the successful completion of a
thorough review of our organization,” said Lowell Keppel, M.D.,
BCBSWi’s medical director. “NCQA provided an independent, objective
and meticulous review of our plan. By awarding CompcareBlue
‘Excellent’ Accreditation status, NCQA recognizes the high level of
service that we provide our members.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin serves more than 770,000 medical
members and is the state’s largest health insurer. Headquartered in
Milwaukee, the company offers a flexible product portfolio with a
broad range of options for small, medium and large groups, as well
as individual plans for people without access to group coverage.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin is an operating subsidiary of
WellPoint, Inc., the nation’s largest publicly traded commercial
health benefits company serving the health care needs of
approximately 28 million medical members nationally. Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Wisconsin is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and
Blue Shield Association and can be found on the web at