EHP continues to improve its quality performance measures
The National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded Johns Hopkins Employer Health Programs (EHP) an overall quality performance rating of 4 out of 5 Stars in the NCQA commercial Health Plan Ratings 2023. Each year, the NCQA evaluates health plans on the quality of care patients receive, how happy patients are with their care, and health plans’ efforts to keep improving.
Johns Hopkins EHP earned 4 out of 5 Stars overall, an improvement from last year and a high mark for the plan. Notably, EHP received 4 out of 5 Stars in key categories, including Equity, Children and Adolescent Well-Care, Cancer Screening, and Other Preventive Services.
“We are excited to be recognized by the NCQA for our quality health plan at a level of 4 out of 5 Stars,” said Kyle Marmen, AVP of Employer Health Programs. “Excelling in quality performance means we are delivering high level services for our members and clients. We know quality measures evolve year over year, and EHP will continue to adapt to the changing health care landscape to remain one of the top quality plans in the rankings.”
One of only 10 plans in Maryland that were rated 4 out of 5 Stars or better by the NCQA’s commercial Health Plan Ratings 2023, Johns Hopkins EHP offers programs and services to help members better manage their health with a focus on providing members lower out-of-pocket costs, better health outcomes and a world-class provider network.
NCQA’s Health Plan Report Cards assess over 90% of the nation’s commercial, Medicare and Medicaid health plans with a focus in areas of patient experience, prevention, equity and treatment. The plan ratings use the combined quality measures from NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) Health Outcome Survey, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) scores and NCQA Accreditation status.
The NCQA releases its annual ratings to provide consumers with reliable information with which to use in choosing a health plan.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and manages the evolution of HEDIS, the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.
CAHPS is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.HEDIS is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.