The National Committee for Quality Assurance has released its 2018-19 Medicaid health plan ratings. NCQA rated Illinois Medicaid MCOs overall in the middle range of scores, between 2.5 and 3.5 overall (on a scale of 1 to 5).
Meridian Health Plan was rated highest of the state's Medicaid MCOs, with an overall rating of 3.5. IlliniCare Health Plan's MMAI product also received 3.5. Several insurers publicly reported only partial data and were not rated.
Overall ratings are calculated by combining rating scores in three quality areas: consumer satisfaction, prevention, and treatment. The scores do not reflect the changes made in January 2018 as the state transitioned to statewide managed care coverage. See Illinois’