A highly-rated Medicaid provider in Illinois, as of 2015, is the Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, according to an evaluation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Out of 273 Medicaid plans, the Meridian Health Plan ranked number 10.
Those who qualify for the Meridian Health Plan of Illinois must be public aid recipients that reside within the service area, according to MHP. Also, individuals must qualify for AllKids, FamilyCare, or Moms and Babies programs. The recipients cannot have third-party liability or be part of the spend-down program. For those who currently have the Meridian Health Plan, the plan is the primary payer of Medicaid covered benefits. MHS states that the plan contains many advantages, such as substantial flexibility in its relationships with providers and hospitals, a wide range of preventive and therapeutic health care services, and a high-quality, comprehensive care-management program.