California Insurers Fall Short of Top Marks in New PPO Report Card
On Tuesday, the California Department of Insurance unveiled a PPO report card designed to help consumers compare ratings on five major health plans in the state, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
A state report card for HMOs has been in place since 2002.
The new Web site rates PPOs on criteria such as asthma care, cancer screenings, diabetes care and pediatric health (Sacramento Business Journal, 11/17).
The department compared PPO care quality scores with standards set by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The scores also take consumer feedback into account.
The report card awarded:
- Three stars to Aetna, CIGNA and Health Net of California; and
- Two stars to Anthem Blue Cross and United Healthcare.