HMO Quality Measures, 2002
Each year, Minnesota HMOs collect and report on measures that can be used to assess the quality of care provided to the HMO's members and to assess improvement over time.  The measures are part of a standard set of quality measures known as the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set, or HEDIS.  The HEDIS measures are established by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of health care.
Click on the links below to find a summary of information for selected quality measures reported by Minnesota's HMOs for 2002.  The following measures are included:
  Immunizations for Children      
  Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life  
  Well-Child Visits for Children Ages 3 to 6    
  Breast Cancer Screening      
  Cervical Cancer Screening      
  Controlling High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)  
  Comprehensive Diabetes Care:      
     Testing for Blood Sugar Control (HbA1c Testing)  
     Poor Blood Sugar Control      
     Eye Exam        
     Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) Screening
     Control of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) Levels
     Monitoring for Kidney Disease (Diabetic Nephropathy)
Click here to view the full reports submitted by each HMO.  This information  is made available through the web site of the Minnesota Department of Health's Managed Care Systems section.

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Updated Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 08:51AM