What Was Measured?

Why Is It Important?

The best HMOs work with members who have diabetes to prevent health problems. The doctors check members’ blood sugar and blood pressure and cholesterol levels often and help to keep them controlled. They also test regularly for early signs of complications, like kidney failure and blindness.

Diabetes Care At-a-Glance 2012 Edition

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

Diabetes Care

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