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Receive Quality Recognitions from NCQA
SAUK CITY, WISCONSIN – Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation (Unity) and Gundersen Health Plan, Inc. (Gundersen) have both been recognized among the nation’s highest-rated private health insurance plans for their commercial HMO / POS and commercial HMO products respectively by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA is a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits insurance plans across the country. The recognition is part of NCQA’s Private (Commercial) Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017-2018.
NCQA introduced a new rating system in 2015; using three broad measures to rate health plans: consumer satisfaction with the plan, clinical quality and an assessment of the plan’s quality processes. NCQA’s overall rating for Gundersen’s Commercial Insurance (HMO) and Unity’s Commercial Insurance (HMO / POS) were rated 4.5 out of 5 in NCQA’s Private (Commercial) Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017-2018. Unity is also Accredited for their Marketplace HMO plan, which is the highest level of accreditation that a Marketplace plan can achieve, and Unity has consistently maintained an Excellent Accreditation status for its Commercial HMO / POS plans from NCQA since 2002.
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized again among the nation’s highest-rated private commercial health insurance plans,” said Terry Bolz, president and CEO of Quartz Health Solutions, Inc. (Quartz). “Our dedication to our members, as well as integration with UW Health is displayed through this ongoing recognition.”
National Committee for Quality Assurance (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 HEDIS® is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.
About Quartz Health Solutions, Inc.
Quartz Health Solutions, Inc. is a health plan services company. The company manages the nationally recognized, provider- sponsored health insurance plans – Gundersen Health Plan, Gundersen Health Plan Minnesota, Unity Health Plans Insurance Corp. and Physicians Plus Insurance Corp., which are co-owned by Gundersen Health System, UW Health and UnityPoint Health. As a third-party administrator, Quartz also services self-funded health plans. Through an extensive provider network, Quartz focuses on local community-based health care and services 339,172 customers who live in southern and western Wisconsin, parts of Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota from offices located in Middleton, Madison, Sauk City and Onalaska, Wisconsin. For more information, please visit: QuartzBenefits.com.