What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members with diabetes had their cholesterol level checked to find risk factors for heart disease?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar is harmful to the blood vessels. So is high cholesterol. Controlling cholesterol is an important part of controlling diabetes. Testing your cholesterol regularly is an important part of good diabetes care.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Testing Cholesterol for Diabetes Patients 2012 Edition

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

Testing Cholesterol 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 - Southern California 94%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 92%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 90%
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CIGNA HMO 88%
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Western Health Advantage 87%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 87%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 86%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 85%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 85%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 90%*
311.110/311.210