What Was Measured?

Why Is It Important?

The best HMOs make sure that members who have major depression can see a doctor regularly and get the right medications. They also follow-up to see that alcohol or drug dependence patients stay in treatment.

Mental Health Care At-a-Glance 2012 Edition

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

Mental Health 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 FairTwo 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