Our commercial HMO plan has been rated the top-performing health plan in the United States in the 2016 eValue8™ survey, an independent, third-party tool sponsored by the National Business Coalition on Health. eValue8 is licensed in Washington state by the Washington Health Alliance. This is great news for our members who are already enrolled in Group Health Cooperative’s HMO plan, but it’s also valuable information for you to share with any clients who are considering their coverage options.
In addition to achieving best national performance overall, our HMO product also rated best national performance in two of eValue8’s eight modules, “Helping Members Get and Stay Healthy” and “Helping Members Manage Chronic Conditions.”
“The outcome of this independent review of our plan reflects the hard work we do every day to ensure our patients have an excellent experience, that our clinicians offer the very best clinical outcomes for our members, and that we provide high-quality integrated care and coverage at affordable rates,” says Bob O’Brien, Health Plan Division executive vice president.
This is the first time since the Washington Health Alliance began conducting eValue8 surveys in 2008 that a Washington-based health plan has achieved the best overall score in the nation. Other Washington-based health plans that participated in the 2016 survey were Aetna, Cigna, Group Health Options, Inc., Regence Blue Shield, and UnitedHealthcare.
“Over the years Group Health has shown that we provide the best quality care in this region, as demonstrated by prior years’ Washington Health Alliance reports,” says Debbie Huntington, vice president, Sales. “The 2016 eValue8 report demonstrates that Group Health provides the best quality care in the nation, and that’s something we’re very proud of. As you have conversations with your clients, we hope you share the difference that Group Health can make to their health and their lives.”
eValue8 is an evidence-based resource created by business coalitions and employers such as Marriott and General Motors to measure and evaluate health plan performance. Managed by the National Business Coalition on Health, eValue8 asks health plans probing questions about how health plans manage critical processes that control costs, reduce and eliminate waste, ensure patient safety, and improve health and health care.