You will find information specific to each HMO including:
- their telephone number
- the areas in which they provide service
- their NCQA Accreditation status
- if they participate in Healthy NY, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus.
The listing includes:
- Albany includes Albany, Clinton, Essex, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties.
- Buffalo includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
- Hudson Valley includes Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties.
- Long Island includes Nassau and Suffolk counties.
- New York City includes Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond counties.
- Rochester includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties.
- Syracuse includes Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Onondaga, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties.
- Utica/Watertown includes Chenango, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Otsego and St. Lawrence counties.
- Westchester includes Westchester and Rockland counties.
NCQA Accreditation Status
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans. NCQA Accreditation evaluates aspects of a managed care plan that are important to people, but that are generally difficult for people to determine on their own. NCQA Accreditation is nationally recognized as a "seal of approval" for health plans. Health plans can receive one of five NCQA Accreditations: Excellent, Commendable, Accredited, Provisional, and Denied.
The last three columns of the New York HMO Listing show which New York State programs each HMO participates in. Please review the Special Health Programs page to learn more about the Healthy NY, Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus programs. There are also numerous Prepaid Health Service Plans (PHSPs) that are similar to HMOs and offer Family Health Plus coverage. You can find out more about PHSPs by visiting the New York State Department of Healths Web site at www.health.state.ny.us.