While consumers expect HMOs to care for them if they become ill, HMOs can do a lot to help keep their members healthy. There are differences in how easy HMOs make it for people to get care that keeps them healthy and catches their medical problem before it gets serious. Some HMOs, for example, send notices to patients reminding them to get check-ups, shots and regular tests.
The circles on this page summarize how well New Jersey HMOs provide their members with preventive care. Results are based on information in HMO records and were verified by an organization not affiliated with the HMOs.*
|*||All circles show the results of statistical tests between each HMO's score and the average for the New Jersey HMOs that reported results. Differences are statistically significant.|
|a||This measure is not based on a sample; statistical tests are not appropriate. Circles reflect HMO scores that differ from the New Jersey average by at least 5 percentage points.|
|b||HMO failed to submit the required information necessary to monitor HMO quality.|
|c||HMO was not required to submit the data for this measure because of small enrollment.|
|d||Either the HMO did not report this measure due to data problems or the data that the HMO submitted failed to meet the state's audit requirements.|
|e||United's results for breast cancer testing were not included in the statewide average.|