What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members with diabetes had their blood sugar level tested to help manage their disease?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar is harmful to your body. If you have diabetes, testing your blood sugar tells you how well you are controlling it. Good care means that you are taught how to test your blood sugar and to test it often.

Compare California Scores to National Results

Click here to compare these California health plan scores to the top health plans nationwide.

Testing Blood Sugar for Diabetes Patients 2012 Edition

Look for differences of at least 4%. Smaller differences usually are not significant.

Testing Blood Sugar for Diabetes Patients

We compared HMO members' records in 2010 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 94%
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 94%
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CIGNA HMO 92%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 91%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 91%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 90%
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Western Health Advantage 89%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 89%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 87%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 93%*
311.110/311.210