What Was Measured?

What percentage of PPO members with diabetes had their blood sugar level tested to help manage their disease?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records; some PPOs use patient medical records too. Plans may include information from patient charts which is often more complete and results in higher scores. Plans that decide not to include patient charts likely have lower scores.

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar is harmful to your body. If you have diabetes, testing your blood sugar tells you how well you are controlling it. Good care means that you are taught how to test your blood sugar and to test it often.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Testing Blood Sugar for Diabetes Patients 2012 Edition

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

Testing Blood Sugar 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. 89%
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Health Net PPO 88%
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Aetna PPO 86%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 83%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 82%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 93%*