What Was Measured?

Members who contacted their plan with a problem or to get information were surveyed for the Plan Service rating.

Why Is It Important?

The best HMOs and their doctors screen members for deadly diseases like breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. When cancers are found early treatments are usually more successful and fewer patients die.

Checking for Cancer At-a-Glance 2011 Edition

Four stars
Excellent
Three stars
Good
Two stars
Fair
One star
Poor

Checking for Cancer

We compared HMO members' records in 2009 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
 
Aetna Health of California, Inc. FairTwo stars
Anthem Blue Cross - HMO GoodThree stars
Blue Shield of California - HMO GoodThree stars
CIGNA HMO GoodThree stars
Health Net of California, Inc. GoodThree stars
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California ExcellentFour stars
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California ExcellentFour stars
UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) GoodThree stars
Western Health Advantage GoodThree stars
311.100/311.200