Eye Exam
             
Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in Minnesota.  People with diabetes are at increased risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye disease, circulatory problems, and other complications.  Many of these complications can be prevented through ongoing treatment and monitoring of diabetes.
             
For each Minnesota HMO, the table below shows the percentage of members age 18 to 75 with diabetes who received an eye exam to screen for diabetic retinal disease in 2002(or, in some cases, the past two years), by type of insurance coverage.
             
 
Private Insurance
Medicare+ Choice
MN Senior Health Options
Medicaid
General Assistance Medical Care
MinnesotaCare
Blue Plus
56.5%
NA
NA
54.3%
53.4%
68.1%
First Plan
88.2%
NA
NA
83.9%
NR
80.5%
Group Health
66.7%
78.2%
NA
NA
NA
NA
HealthPartners
56.9%
NA
NA
58.4%
61.1%
63.0%
Medica
51.3%
NA
63.5%
60.3%
55.0%
52.6%
Metropolitan
NA
NA
73.9%
60.7%
57.4%
66.2%
PreferredOne
59.8%
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Sioux Valley
44.6%
NR
NA
NA
NA
NA
UCare
NA
72.0%
66.2%
55.0%
61.6%
58.4%
             
NA = Not applicable, no members enrolled in this type of coverage.
NR = Not reported.
             
Results are not adjusted for differences in age, gender, health status, region of residence, or difference in level of insurance coverage of health plan members.  For this reason, caution should be used in making direct comparisons across health plans and/or type of insurance coverage.
             
             
Data source: HMO reports to the Minnesota Department of Health for calendar year 2002.

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Updated Tuesday, 16-Nov-2010 08:51:45 CST