What Was Measured?

What percentage of PPO members had an LDL cholesterol level of less than 100 indicating good control for people with heart disease or for those who have had a heart attack or heart surgery?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Controlling cholesterol for people with heart disease is key to seeing that the disease does not get worse and avoiding heart attacks or other complications like stroke. Getting the right care to control cholesterol means help with eating right, exercise and medication.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Controlling Cholesterol 2012 Edition

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

Controlling Cholesterol

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
  • (Worse)
  • (Better)
Health Net PPO 67%
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 59%
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Aetna PPO 59%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 47%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 42%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 70%*