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Health Net Earns Prestigious Commendable Accreditation Status

Health Net, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, has achieved national Health Plan Accreditation with a Commendable status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system – physicians, hospitals, other providers, and administrative services in order to continuously improve the quality of care and services provided to its members. NCQA raised its rating from “Accredited” to “Commendable” for two plans under the Health Net of California, Inc. umbrella:

  • Health Net of California, Inc.’s commercial HMO/POS health plan.
  • Health Net Life Insurance Company of California’s commercial PPO health plan.

“Ensuring our members are receiving comprehensive, quality healthcare is our top priority,” said Steven Sell, president of Health Net of California. “This rating reflects that focus and drives us daily to transform the health of our community, one person at a time.”

Health Net serves over 3.1 million members in their commercial and government sponsored health care plans. Through devoted efforts, Health Net has improved health and wellness outcomes for its members by:

  • Increasing awareness of breast, cervical, and colorectal screenings
  • Providing members with online resources to assist with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain
  • Sharing best practices on opioid and back pain issues in a statewide forum
  • Pharmacists calling members and reminding them to take their medicine as scheduled

“Achieving an accreditation status of Commendable from NCQA is a sign that a health plan is serious about quality,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, NCQA president. “It is awarded to plans whose service and clinical quality meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement.” NCQA Health Plan Accreditation is a nationally recognized evaluation that purchasers, regulators and consumers can use to assess health plans.

Californians interested in learning more about Health Net can visit

About Health Net

At Health Net of California, Inc., we believe every person deserves a safety net for their health, regardless of age, income, employment status or current state of health. Founded 40 years ago, we remain dedicated to transforming the health of our community, one person at a time. The company’s more than 3,000 employees and 85,000 network providers serve more than 3 million members across California. That’s one in 13 Californians, throughout every county in the State. Health Net provides health plans for individuals, families, employers, people with Medicare, and people with Medi-Cal – a plan for every stage of life. Health Net also offers access to behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed healthcare services related to prescription drugs. Health Net of California, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC). For more information, visit

About NCQA

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at and on LinkedIn at


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