What Was Measured?

What percentage of PPO members with diabetes had well-controlled blood sugar levels — hemoglobin A1c level of less than 8?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar is harmful to your body. Controlling your blood sugar helps you avoid serious health problems like blindness and heart disease. Good care means that you get help to control your blood sugar level by: planning proper meals, exercising, testing your blood sugar at home and taking your medicine.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Controlling Blood Sugar For Diabetes Patients 2012 Edition

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

Controlling Blood Sugar For Diabetes Patients

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
  • (Worse)
  • (Better)
Aetna PPO 69%
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Health Net PPO 67%
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 64%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 45%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 44%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 70%*