Priority Health Choice earns top quality ranking from the state

(Grand Rapids, Mich. – May, 2016) Priority Health Choice was the only Medicaid plan in Michigan to earn the highest ranking in all five categories for the 2016 Medicaid Health Plan Consumer Guide.

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The eleven Michigan health plans reviewed were ranked in five categories: doctor communication and service, getting care, keeping kids healthy, living with illness and taking care of women.

"Priority Health continuously evaluates our products and programs to enhance the care available for each and every member," said Wayne Wilson, senior vice president of government programs at Priority Health. "This rating validates our mission and our dedication to our members."

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) compiles this guide annually to assist people in making an informed decision when reviewing Medicaid plans. The ratings are based on an annual consumer satisfaction survey of adult enrollees, as well as results from a vendor's annual survey of the Medicaid child population.

About Priority Health:

Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of the people it serves. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance. Priority Health is one of only 20 health plans nationwide offering wellness programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an organization which also rated it among the best health plans in the nation. The State of Michigan named the Priority Health HMO the benchmark plan for all individual and group HMO plans to model.

Priority Health offers a broad portfolio of health benefit options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Its network of health care providers features 95 percent of practicing physicians available in Michigan and more than 900,000 health care providers nationwide.