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 make sure that both the mother and the baby stay healthy during pregnancy and after the birth. Regular check-ups during pregnancy help uncover problems, like high blood pressure or diabetes, that can threaten the health of the mother or the baby. Check-ups shortly after the birth can help the mom take care of herself and the new baby.

Maternity Care At-a-Glance 2011 Edition

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

Maternity Care

We compared HMO members' records in 2009 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
 
Aetna Health of California, Inc. GoodThree 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 GoodThree stars
UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) GoodThree stars
Western Health Advantage GoodThree stars
311.100/311.200