A recent press release from HealthAmerica has announced that Advantra, the HealthAmerica Medicare Advantage plan, is ranked among the top 20 best Medicare and commercial health care plans in the 2008 “America’s Best Health Plans” list. Advantra was ranked #18 out of over 200 plans.
The survey was conducted by U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. It consists of the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (which provides standardized performance measures), as well as the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers. The results are published in the November 17th issue of the magazine.
The HealthAmerica and Advantra plans scored above the national average on 15 measures of patient satisfaction and medical services (e.g. treatment of certain diseases, health care access, preventative care, and prenatal care covered by maternity coverage ). The HealthAmerica health care plans also scored higher than the Pennsylvania state average on 12 of those measures.