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2016-2017 quality ratings released

DANVILLE, PA – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rated Geisinger Health Plan’s (GHP) Geisinger Gold HMO among the best for quality and performance.

Geisinger Gold’s HMO received 4.5 out of 5 stars, rating among the top Medicare health plans for quality and performance by CMS’s annual star ratings.

The CMS Medicare program rates all health and prescription drug plans each year based on a plan’s quality and performance. Scores reflect how members rate a plan’s services and care; how well doctors detect illness and keep members healthy; and how well plans help members use recommended and safe prescription medications.

"We’re focused on making a healthy difference in our members’ lives. These ratings exemplify the hard work and dedication given by our employees, in collaboration with members’ physicians, to ensure our members are receiving the quality care needed to manage chronic conditions," says GHP President and CEO Steven Youso.

NCQA has also recognized GHP’s Medicare product, rating Geisinger Gold’s HMO a 4.5 out of 5. These ratings are based on consumer satisfaction, preventive care and treatment. More information is available on NCQA’s website,

"We want the best care for our members," says John Bulger, D.O., MBA, chief medical officer. "We work hard to provide members with programs and resources available for preventive care, and we also work with physicians and nurses to provide the clinical support needed to help manage chronic conditions."

About Geisinger Health Plan

Geisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania. Geisinger Health Plan’s HMO, PPO and Geisinger Gold’s HMO are among the highest-rated private and Medicare health plans in the nation.* The plan serves approximately 554,000 members in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maine. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, Medicare beneficiaries, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medical Assistance recipients. For more information, please visit

*NCQA’s Private and Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-2017. Geisinger Health Plan’s PPO is listed in NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings under Geisinger Quality Options. Geisinger Gold HMO is listed in NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings under Geisinger Health Plan.

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