What Was Measured?

Why Is It Important?

The best HMOs make sure that both the mother and the baby stay healthy during pregnancy and after the birth. Regular check-ups during pregnancy help uncover problems, like high blood pressure or diabetes, that can threaten the health of the mother or the baby. Check-ups shortly after the birth can help the mom take care of herself and the new baby.

Maternity Care At-a-Glance 2012 Edition

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

Maternity 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 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