What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members had their cholesterol level checked after a heart attack, heart surgery or for their cardiovascular disease?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Persons with heart disease should have their cholesterol levels tested regularly as a step to avoid a repeat heart attack, a stroke or death.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Testing Cholesterol 2012 Edition

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

Testing Cholesterol

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 96%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 95%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 93%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 92%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 90%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 90%
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Western Health Advantage 90%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 89%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 93%*