15 best-rated Medicaid plans for 2019

The National Committee for Quality Assurance ranked Jai Medical Systems Managed Care Organization and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States its top two highest-performing Medicaid health plans for 2019-20.

NCQA rated 1,000-plus health insurance plans based on clinical quality, member satisfaction and NCQA Accreditation Survey results for its rankings. The organization said its rating system emphasizes care outcomes and what patients say about their care. Health plans' overall score is the weighted average of all measures.

Below are NCQA's top ratings, with the first two plans achieving the highest score of 5.0, and the remaining attaining the second-highest score of 4.5:

1. Jai Medical Systems Managed Care Organization (Maryland; HMO) — 5.0
2. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States (Maryland; HMO) — 5.0
3. Allways Health Partners (Massachusetts; HMO) — 4.5
4. Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (New York; HMO) — 4.5
5. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (New York; HMO) — 4.5
6. Univera Healthcare (New York; HMO) — 4.5
7. Fallon Community Health Plan (Massachusetts; HMO) — 4.5
8. NH Healthy Families (New Hampshire; HMO) — 4.5
9. Health Partners Plans (Pennsylvania; HMO) — 4.5
10. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan-Hawaii (HMO) — 4.5
11. Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (HMO) — 4.5
12. Tufts Health Public Plans (Massachusetts; HMO) — 4.5
13. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan (Rhode Island) — 4.5
14. Upper Peninsula Health Plan (Michigan; HMO) — 4.5
15. AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania (HMO) — 4.5

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