Several Magellan Care Management Centers Earn Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance
AVON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Magellan Health Services, Inc. (NAS: MGLN) today announced that the Tristate Care Management Center and California Care Management Center were fully reaccredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization (MBHO) Accreditation Review Process. The Midwest Care Management Center also received Full Accreditation status, bringing the total number of NCQA accredited sites to six, including the Iowa, Northeast and Southeast Care Management Centers. The accreditation of these three sites, which is in place for three years, is a nationally recognized evaluation that purchasers, regulators and consumers can use to assess MBHOs.
"This is an important distinction for these Magellan Care Management Centers, and for the people who work at these locations on behalf of our members," said Cheryl Perkins, vice president for commercial operations. "We are proud of the customer service and coordinated care we provide to our members, and are pleased that NCQA has chosen to accredit these sites. We remain focused on continuous quality improvement, and look forward to investing in new ways to better serve our members."
"The MBHO Accreditation of these Care Management Centers is proof that Magellan is an organization that works hard to coordinate care and provide access and good customer support for members," said Margaret E. O'Kane, president of NCQA. "It's a sign that Magellan Health Services and these care management centers are focused on improving the behavioral health of their members."
The National Committee for Quality Assurance MBHO Accreditation standards are developed with input from employers, health plans, state and federal regulators, MBHOs and other experts, and are intended to help organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible, reduce patient risk for untoward outcomes, and create an environment of continuous improvement.
About the National Committee for Quality Assurance: The National Committee for Quality Assurance 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 is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.
About Magellan Health Services: Headquartered in Avon, Conn., Magellan Health Services Inc. is a leading specialty health care management organization with expertise in managing behavioral health, radiology, and pharmacy benefits programs, as well as integrated health care programs for special populations. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. As of June 30, 2013, Magellan's customers include health plans, employers and government agencies, serving approximately 34.0 million members in our behavioral health business, 17.4 million members in our radiology benefits management segment, and approximately 9 million members in our medical pharmacy management product. In addition, the pharmacy solutions segment served 40 health plans and employers, 25 states and the District of Columbia, and several pharmaceutical manufacturers. For more information, visit www.MagellanHealth.com.
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