To determine how HMOs in Utah are performing compared to other HMOs in the nation, State averages are compared with National averages.
Commercial HMOs had the most room for improvement, scoring above the national average on only 30% of the measures reported. Commercial HMOs have room for improvement in cancer screenings (colorectal, breast, and cervical).
CHIP did reasonably well when compared to the national averages, exceeding the national averages on 50% of the measures reported. CHIP excelled in both childhood immunizations and appropriate treatment for children with an upper respiratory infection.
Medicaid HMOs scored above the national averages on over 60% of the measures reported. While Medicaid HMOs did excel in some areas including adult’s access to preventive services, they also have areas that need improvement, such as Chlamydia screening in women.