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Healthcare Resources

    America's Best Health Plans - The US News & World Report has released their 2006 rankings for America's Best Health Plans in conjunction with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This report ranks health plans in every state in the nation base upon their clinical performance, patient experience and satisfaction as well as their NCQA Accreditation status. The full report can be viewed using the URL below.

    Employer Coalition for Healthcare Options (ECHO) - Healthcare purchasing coalition and negotiates healthcare related benefits and services on behalf of its membership.

    LEAPFROG Group - The Leapfrog Group is a voluntary program aimed at mobilizing employer purchasing power to alert America’s health industry that big leaps in health care safety, quality and customer value will be recognized and rewarded. Among other initiatives, Leapfrog works with its employer members to encourage transparency and easy access to health care information as well as rewards for hospitals that have a proven record of high quality care.

    US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - AHRQ Mission's is "To improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans".

    US Department of Health and Human Services - HHS is the United States government's principal agency for potecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.