What Was Measured?

Why Is It Important?

Top HMOs make sure that adults and children with respiratory problems get the right medications and know when and how to take their medicine. People who have asthma or lung disease can experience increasing difficulty breathing. These attacks are frightening and weaken the body’s defenses against the disease. Getting the right medications can relieve these attacks and prevent a repeat of them. And, plans and their doctors should make sure that people don’t get medicines that don’t work – like antibiotics for short-term bronchial infections.

Asthma & Other Respiratory Care At-a-Glance 2012 Edition

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

Asthma & Other Respiratory Care

We compared HMO members' records in 2010 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
 
Aetna Health of California, Inc. FairTwo stars
Anthem Blue Cross - HMO FairTwo stars
Blue Shield of California - HMO FairTwo stars
CIGNA HMO FairTwo stars
Health Net of California, Inc. FairTwo stars
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California ExcellentFour stars
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California ExcellentFour stars
UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) FairTwo stars
Western Health Advantage GoodThree stars
311.100/311.200