Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan Receives Full Accreditation from NCQA Health Equity

The two Point32Health health plans are among the first organizations national to obtain accreditation

CANTON, Mass., November 1, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan, both companies of Point32Health, have achieved full health equity accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).1

“Health equity is a top priority for Point32Health and we are incredibly honored with this recognition by the NCQA, in our second year as a combined organization,” he said. Cain Hayes, president and CEO of Point32Health. “Point32Health will continue to develop new and innovative programs and initiatives to promote health equity and help achieve our goal of ensuring our communities have access to fair, high-quality and affordable health care.”

According to the NCQA, Health Equity Accreditation focuses on the foundations of health equity work, including: building an internal culture that supports the organization’s external health equity work; collect data that help the organization to create and offer linguistic services and supplier networks that are attentive to the cultural and linguistic needs of individuals; and identify opportunities to reduce health inequalities and improve care.

Point32Health’s vision of health equity is that all people have the opportunity to reach their full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from reaching this potential due to social standing or any other socially defined circumstance. The company works to invest in resources, infrastructure and programs to address inequalities and disparities. To date, Point32Health has developed more than 70 initiatives to address health equity across the organization, positioning Point32Health to best address inequalities in its member populations and the communities it serves. Examples of this work include contractual arrangements with suppliers aimed at reducing health inequalities, programs focusing on maternal health, kidney disease and access to rural health.

About Point32Health

Point32Health is a leading health and wellness organization, delivering an ever-better healthcare experience to everyone in our communities. Building on the quality, nonprofit heritage of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, we leverage our experience and expertise to help people find their healthier version of life across a wide range of plans. health care and tools that make health and wellness navigation easier.

Our programs have a 360 degree view of the health of our members, regardless of their age, health, race, identity or income. Our Institute works to improve the health of the population and our Foundation works with communities to support, support and promote a healthier life for all. We use empathy to understand what is important to those we serve, always making their priorities our own. And we work to lead and empower people by bringing together partners and wide-ranging perspectives to create new approaches that truly make a difference to our community, our industry and our 2.2 million members across New England.

About NCQA

NCQA is a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations. It also recognizes doctors and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Health Effectiveness Information and Data Set (HEDISĀ®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in healthcare. The NCQA website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make informed health care choices. To learn more about NCQA’s work to improve health equity, visit www.ncqa.org/health-equity. NCQA can also be found on Twitter @ncqa and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.

1 Accredited products include Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s MA / ME Combined Commercial (HMO / POS) MA / ME and Exchange (HMO) plans as well as Tufts Health Plan’s Medicaid and Exchange HMO plans.

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