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

Controlling High Blood Pressure, Comparing Better Health (2016) to National Averages (2015)
Measure
Group Medicare Commercial Medicaid Uninsured Overall
Blood Pressure Control
(BP < 140/90
for most adults,
BP < 150/90 for those over 60 without diabetes)
Better
Health
79.5 75.8 71.2 71.0 77.2
National Average
67.9 60.5 54.7    
Regional High Blood
Pressure Patients, #
(% of Regional Total)
96,628
(52.6%)
66,027
(35.9%)
17,194
(9.4%)
3,896
(2.1%)
183,745
(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 (2016) to National Averages (2015)
    
= 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
74.5 76.6 77.1 75.9 75.6
National Average
61.9 60.2 59.0    
Eye Examination
Better
Health
70.8 62.1 54.0 48.9 64.9
National Average
68.8 53.7 52.7    
Hemoglobin A1c
testing performed
Better
Health
93.7 92.5 95.8 95.6 93.6
National Average
93.2 90.1 86.0    
A1c Control
(A1c < 7)
Better
Health
48.3 44.1 40.7 38.2 45.5
National Average
N/A 36.7 32.4    
A1c Control
(A1c < 8)
Better
Health
71.3 65.2 57.5 58.0 66.9
National Average
63.8 55.3 45.5    
Poor A1c Control
(A1c > 9)
[lower values are better]
Better
Health
16.4 22.4 29.5 28.8 20.6
National Average
26.5 33.8 45.4    
Monitoring
Nephropathy
Better
Health
85.7 84.6 89.1 89.6 85.8
National Average
95.5 90.4 90.0    
Regional Diabetes
Patients, #
(% of Regional Total)
24,421
(47.6%)
19,094
(37.2%)
6,493
(12.7%)
1,297
(2.5%)
51,305
(100%)