What Was Measured?

What percentage of PPO members with diabetes had an LDL cholesterol level of less than 100 indicating good control?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar is harmful to the blood vessels. So is high cholesterol. Controlling cholesterol is important to avoiding heart and blood vessel disease and complications like stroke. Your care should help you lower your cholesterol by eating less saturated fat, exercising regularly and taking medicine if you need it.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Controlling Cholesterol For Diabetes Patients 2012 Edition

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

Controlling Cholesterol For Diabetes Patients

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 50%
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Aetna PPO 49%
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Health Net PPO 44%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 35%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 33%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 56%*