Quality Care

Managing COPD with a Corticosteroid:
This HEDIS measure is the percentage of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) flare-ups for adults 40 years and older who had appropriate medication to control their symptoms.

BMI in children and adolescents:
The percentage of children and adolescents 3–17 years old who visited with a PCP or OB/GYN during the last year and recorded their BMI percentile.

Childhood immunizations - Hepatitis B:
The percentage of children two years old who had three hepatitis B (HepB) vaccines by their second birthday.

Follow up for children taking ADHD medication:
The percentage of children between 6 and 12 years old who were diagnosed with ADHD and had one follow-up visit with a practitioner with prescribing authority, within 30 days of their first prescription of ADHD medication.

Adult body mass index assessment:
The percentage of adults 18–74 years old who had visited their doctor and had their BMI recorded in the last two years.

Controlling high blood pressure:
The percentage of adults 18–85 years old with high blood pressure whose most recent blood pressure reading was controlled.

Diabetes care - Retinal Eye Exams:
The percentage of adults 18–75 years old with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) who had an eye exam (retinal) performed.

Postpartum care:
The percentage of newborns that received care 21 and 56 days after delivery.

Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Data

Geisinger Health Plan's quality performance

HEDIS is a tool that measures quality of care and service on important health issues. Because HEDIS data is used by more than 90 percent of America's health plans, it provides consumers with an "apples-to-apples" comparison of health plans' performance.

The scores below are a sampling of those found in "Quality Compass" a database of performance information for health plans nationwide. Quality Compass is designed to provide consumers, benefits managers, health plans, consultants and the media with easy access to comprehensive information about health plan quality and performance.

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The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass® 2015 and is used with the permission of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).Quality Compass 2015 includes certain CAHPS data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).