OAKLAND — The National Committee for Quality Assurance gave Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare and commercial health plans in Northern California its highest rating, Wednesday. The national group rates health plans for consumer experience, prevention and treatment.
The group’s report gave Kaiser Permanente’s health plans five-out-of-five stars for its 2016-17 plans. Kaiser Permanente had the only plans in the country to receive that rating for both its Medicare and private plans.
The Northern California region’s health plan was one of eight Kaiser Permanente Medicare plans to receive five-star rating, out of 338 Medicare plans analyzed.
The company’s commercial health plan in Northern California also earned five stars, as did its Mid-Atlantic states plan. Only 13 commercial health plans in the country, out of 503 rated by the committee, received the highest rating.
“This recognition as a top-rated health plan reflects our drive to provide the affordable, high quality health care coverage our members expect and deserve,” said Janet Liang, president, Kaiser Permanente Northern California region. “Our care teams are passionate about quality care and service and their dedication is reflected in these results.”