What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members who have been hospitalized for a mental illness were seen by a mental health provider within 30 days after leaving the hospital?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Patients who have been in the hospital for a mental illness need follow-up care. It is important to make sure that they are getting the right treatment and if using medicine that they are taking it correctly.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Follow-up Visit After Mental Illness Hospital Stay 2012 Edition

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

Follow-up Visit After Mental Illness Hospital Stay

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 88%
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Western Health Advantage 87%
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 85%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 84%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 82%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 77%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 76%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 74%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 87%*