What Was Measured?

What percentage of women in the PPO, ages 42-69, had a mammogram to test for breast cancer during the past two years?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Checking women for breast cancer helps save lives. When cancer is found early there is a much better chance that it can be cured. A test called a "mammogram" is the best way to find breast cancer early. Good care means that you have a mammogram as often as it is recommended for a woman your age.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Breast Cancer Screening 2012 Edition

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

Breast Cancer Screening

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 69%
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Aetna PPO 67%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 66%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 66%
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Health Net PPO 63%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 77%*