What Was Measured?

What percentage of PPO adolescent or adult members, who are diagnosed with alcohol or other drug dependence, have several follow-up treatment services within 30 days of being diagnosed?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Getting continuing care for substance abuse is critical to successful treatment. Fewer than one in four people who abuse alcohol or drugs get treatment. And, among those who begin treatment, more than half do not complete the care. Substance abuse patients who remain in treatment for a longer period of time are much more likely to stop their alcohol or drug dependence.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Alcohol & Drug Dependence Treatment 2012 Edition

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

Alcohol & Drug Dependence Treatment

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
  • (Worse)
  • (Better)
Aetna PPO 16%
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 14%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 11%
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Health Net PPO 8%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 7%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 22%*