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NCQA releases 2019-2020 Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings

DANVILLE, Pa – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rated Geisinger Health Plan’s (GHP) Geisinger Gold HMO among the top 26 highest-performing Medicare health plans in the nation for 2019-2020.

Geisinger Gold HMO, listed under Geisinger Health Plan, is the top-rated Medicare Advantage plan in Pennsylvania with an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 in NCQA’s Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2019-2020. Ratings are based on consumer satisfaction, preventive care and treatment. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the highest-rated Medicare plans in the nation,” said Steven Youso, GHP president and CEO. “This rating is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees to our members and making sure they have the preventive services they need to stay healthy and the care they need to manage chronic conditions.”

GHP’s Medicare Advantage plans serves about 94,000 Pennsylvanians in 44 counties.

“At Geisinger Health Plan, we want the best care for our members,” said John Bulger, D.O., MBA, GHP’s chief medical officer. “That’s why we make sure they have the right resources available for preventive care and collaborate with their physicians to provide the clinical support needed to help manage chronic conditions.”

Geisinger Gold HMO also received 4 out of 5 stars for quality and performance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 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

About NCQA
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s website contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices. For more information, visit

About Geisinger Health Plan
Geisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania. The plan has a provider network of more than 29,000 primary care and specialty physicians, 120 hospitals and 132 urgent and convenient care locations and serves about 550,000 members in Pennsylvania. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, Medicare beneficiaries, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medical Assistance recipients. Geisinger Gold HMO, listed under Geisinger Health Plan, was rated among the top 26 highest-performing Medicare Advantage plans in the nation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2019-2020, and is the top-rated Medicare plan in Pennsylvania with an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5.
NCQA 2019-20

For media inquiries:

Mark Gilger
Geisinger Health Plan
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