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NCQA/HEDIS Measures of Comprehensive Care for Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Controlling High Blood Pressure, Comparing Better Health (2014-15) to National Averages (2014)
Measure
Group Medicare Commercial Medicaid Uninsured Overall
Blood Pressure Control
BP < 140/90
Better
Health
68.6 71.2 61.6 63.4 68.9
National Average
70.7 64.0 57.1    
Regional High Blood
Pressure Patients, #
(% of Regional Total)
60,725
(39.5%)
71,330
(46.4%)
17,456
(11.4%)
4,270
(2.8%)
153,781
(100%)

    
= Better Health practices
BETTER THAN
the national average
    
= Better Health practices
WORSE THAN
the national average
The care and outcomes of Better Health's uninsured patients are compared here to Medicaid HMO patients nationwide.


Comprehensive Diabetes Care, Comparing Better Health (2014-15) to National Averages (2014)
    
= Better Health practices
ABOVE
the national average
    
= Better Health practices
BELOW
the national average

Measure
Group Medicare Commercial Medicaid Uninsured Overall
Blood Pressure
Control
(BP < 140/90)
Better
Health
70.4 75.9 68.7 72.6 72.7
National Average
65.0 64.6 61.9    
Eye Examination
Better
Health
63.0 53.7 56.7 50.7 57.4
National Average
68.5 56.2 54.4    
Hemoglobin A1c
testing performed
Better
Health
95.2 93.9 95.3 95.1 94.6
National Average
92.8 90.5 86.3    
A1c Control
(A1c < 7)
Better
Health
49.9 44.6 38.4 37.4 45.3
National Average
N/A 39.0 34.1    
A1c Control
(A1c < 8)
Better
Health
72.5 67.9 56.5 57.9 67.4
National Average
64.8 57.5 46.5    
Poor A1c Control
(A1c > 9)
[lower values are better]
Better
Health
16.1 19.9 30.4 28.3 20.4
National Average
24.9 31.3 43.6    
Monitoring
Nephropathy
Better
Health
85.2 83.1 89.9 89.1 85.1
National Average
92.0 85.4 80.9    
Regional Diabetes
Patients, #
(% of Regional Total)
14,895
(36.0%)
18,723
(45.3%)
6,431
(15.6%)
1,307
(3.2%)
41,356
(100%)