What Was Measured?

What percentage of PPO patients with diabetes had an eye exam to watch for disease that can lead to blindness?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar can cause bleeding in the blood vessels in your eyes and lead to blindness. You should have annual eye exams, as part of your diabetes care, to watch for any signs of damage to the blood vessels in your eyes.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Eye Exam for Diabetes 2012 Edition

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

Eye Exam for Diabetes

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 55%
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Aetna PPO 54%
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Health Net PPO 52%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 35%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 33%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 71%*