National coalition names top performing health plans

Cigna Colorado HMO and Kaiser Colorado HMO were among the top performing PPO and HMO health plans, according to the 2013 eValue8 results released by the National Business Coalition on Health, a nonprofit organization.

Plans given the best performance benchmark among all insurers responding for specific modules include:

· Consumer Engagement (how plans help members become better consumers) – Cigna Colorado HMO and PPO

· Prevention and Health Promotion (how plans help members be healthy, e.g., cancer screenings, tobacco cessation and weight management programs) – Kaiser Colorado HMO

· Provider Management (payment innovation, quality measurement and transparency) – Cigna Colorado HMO

Participating National Business Coalition members include the Colorado Business Group on Health, Memphis Business Group on Health, Northeast Business Group on Health, Pacific Business Group on Health and the Virginia Business Coalition on Health.

We are pleased to see two Colorado health plans attain top scores compared to plans around the country,” said Donna Marshall, executive director of Colorado Business Group on Health. “This eValue8 tool gives highest marks to plans that demonstrate better health outcomes for their enrollees. Health care is very expensive, and high quality performance is key to discerning employers.”

eValue8 is an annual health care accountability and quality improvement assessment used by employers and coalitions to manage the quality and efficiency of health plans. The Colorado Business Group on Health is one of several statewide coalitions participating in the project.

For more information about results and other top ranking plans, visit NBCH’s eValue8 website.