Press Release

Easy Choice Health Plan Honors Physician Groups for Dedication to Providing Exceptional Care in Accordance with HEDIS

Company Release - 11/8/2017 8:30 AM ET

CYPRESS, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Easy Choice Health Plan, Inc., a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, recently honored eight independent practice associations (IPAs) that demonstrated the highest quality of care in 2016, as evidenced by the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) standards established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Each honoree achieved a four-star rating or higher for healthcare delivery, contributing to Easy Choice's improvement to an overall 3.5 star rating.

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Throughout the year, Easy Choice partners with IPAs and other providers to ensure its members receive key healthcare services, as measured by the HEDIS program. The HEDIS program consists of 81 measures across five domains of care including preventive screenings and medication adherence. The honorees scored in the exceptional range, ranking above the 76th percentile, as compared to the other 45 IPAs that partner with Easy Choice.

The honorees included:

  • Advanced Medical Doctors of California, Alhambra, Calif.
  • Allied Pacific of California IPA, Alhambra, Calif.
  • Family Care Specialists IPA, Glendale, Calif.
  • Korean American Medical Group, Cypress, Calif.
  • Orange County Advantage Medical Group, Inc., Cypress, Calif.
  • PremierCare Health Services, Inc., Long Beach, Calif.
  • Seoul Medical Group Inc., Long Beach, Calif.
  • Southland Advantage Medical Group, Inc., Cypress, Calif.

"At Easy Choice, our physicians are integral to improving the health and quality of life of our members," said Karen M. Johnson, executive director at Easy Choice. "These physician groups have shown an outstanding commitment to quality care while helping to provide improved, healthier lives for our members and their communities."

As of Sept. 30, 2017, WellCare and Easy Choice Health Plan serve approximately 26,000 Medicare Advantage members and 86,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in California.

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The company serves approximately 4.3 million members nationwide as of Sept. 30, 2017. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.

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SOURCE WellCare Health Plans, Inc.