AmeriHealth one of the first health plans in the New Jersey region to earn NCQA Health Equity Accreditation

​​AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, AmeriHealth) have earned a Health Equity Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for all their insurance plans.

Only approximately five percent of accredited plans nationally have been awarded this recognition for their health equity work.

The three-year Health Equity Accreditation recognizes and validates the AmeriHealth commitment to address the root causes of health inequity.

NCQA awards Health Equity Accreditation to organizations that meet or exceed its rigorous requirements for health equity. To earn the accreditation, health plans must show that they have a standardized framework in place to carry out their health equity efforts and an internal culture that supports those efforts.

They must also conduct work that helps reduce health inequities and improve care, as well as have a way to collect data on race, ethnicity, language, gender identity, and sexual orientation. This information helps make certain that the health plan offers services and provider networks that are mindful of their members' cultural and linguistic needs.

Earning this Health Equity Accreditation is a critical step on the AmeriHealth health equity roadmap to improve the health and well-being of all members. It also underscores the importance of our ongoing efforts to:

  • ​Reduce racial disparities in severe maternal morbidity, depression screening, diabetes control, and more. One of the efforts AmeriHealth has underway to address maternal health outcomes is unconscious bias training for birth workers through the March of Dimes. To register, click here to create an account. To access the training:

    1. Complete all fields in your account profile.
    2. Enter ACT247 into ORG ID.
    3. Click Save.

  • Give members more opportunities to share feedback by joining a Health Equity Advocacy Committee.
  • Promote health equity and reduce barriers to good health with culturally appropriate, community-based interventions.
  • Ensure underserved communities have access to primary and specialty care and that everyone has the same opportunity to live a healthy life.