First and only health insurer to receive the concurrent honor for
commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Net, Inc. announced today that the California commercial (HMO, POS
and PPO), Medicaid and Medicare lines of business of its subsidiaries
have been awarded the Multicultural Health Care Distinction by the
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This national
distinction recognizes organizations that lead the market in providing
culturally and linguistically responsive services and work to reduce
health care disparities.
Health Net is the first and only health insurer in the nation to hold
the distinction for all three lines of business at the same time.
"Everyone at Health Net is proud to become the first health insurer in
the nation to receive the Multicultural Health Care Distinction for
these three lines of business," said Steve Sell, president of Health
Net's Western Region Health Plan. "This acknowledges our commitment to
enhance efforts around health care disparities, improve the services we
provide to our diverse customer populations, and develop our robust
cultural and linguistic services."
Besides being the first health insurer in the nation to concurrently
earn the Multicultural Health Care Distinction for three of its lines of
business, Health Net also was the first to receive the award in 2012 for
its commercial PPO product and its Medicaid line of business.
"Cultural competency is crucial to providing high quality health care,"
said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane. "Organizations achieving the
Multicultural Health Care Distinction are leaders in closing the ethnic
and racial disparities gap, and NCQA commends them for their dedication."
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 is committed to providing health care quality
information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and
About Health Net
Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) is a publicly traded managed care organization
that delivers managed health care services through health plans and
government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people
be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers
health benefits to approximately 5.3 million individuals across the
country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare
prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as "Part D"), Medicaid,
U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs
programs. Through its subsidiaries, Health Net also offers behavioral
health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health
care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product
coordination for multi-region employers, and administrative services for
medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.
For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit Health Net's
website at www.healthnet.com.
Source: Health Net, Inc.