What Was Measured?

Why Is It Important?

The best PPOs help members with heart disease keep their condition from getting worse. The doctors check members’ cholesterol levels and try to keep them controlled. This helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. The doctors also make sure that members who have had a serious heart problem, such as a heart attack, get the right medications to ease heart pain and help avoid another heart attack.

Heart Care At-a-Glance 2012 Edition

Four stars
Excellent
Three stars
Good
Two stars
Fair
One star
Poor

Heart Care

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
 
Aetna PPO FairTwo stars
Anthem Blue Cross PPO PoorOne star
Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO PoorOne star
CIGNA PPO GoodThree stars
Health Net PPO GoodThree stars
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. FairTwo stars
311.100/311.200