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Health Net Recognized for Medi-Cal Achievements

Health Net of California, Inc. received two awards from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for its contributions to quality improvement efforts within the Medi-Cal program.

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Health Net of California received the bronze award for outstanding performance in its 2009 HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) outcomes, which measure the quality of care and services provided by health plans.

And Health Net associate Ken Turner, R.N., was recognized for his outstanding contribution to quality improvement efforts in the Medi-Cal managed care program for his efforts to train new nurse reviewers and his service to a key DHCS task group.

“Health Net is delighted to receive these honors,” said Dave Meadows, Health Net vice president of California Health Programs. “We are dedicated to strengthening the collaborative approach that helps improve beneficiaries’ satisfaction with the Medi-Cal program.”

Health Net is one of the biggest providers of federally and state-funded health programs in California. Together, Health Net’s Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Healthy Kids, Access for Infants and Mothers and Medi-Cal dental programs cover approximately 1 million individuals statewide.

About Health Net of California

Health Net of California, Inc., a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), is one of the largest health plans in the state. Together with Health Net Life Insurance Company, it serves more than 2.2 million members statewide and contracts with more than 56,000 physicians, 300-plus hospitals and nearly 5,000 pharmacies, giving its members greater choice and more convenient access to care. Its commercial HMO and POS, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business have received the “Excellent” Accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. For more information about Health Net, visit its website at http://www.healthnet.com/.

Contacts:

Health Net of California, Inc.
Brad Kieffer
818-676-6833 – office
818-337-9541 – mobile
brad.kieffer@healthnet.com
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