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

Controlling High Blood Pressure, Comparing Better Health (2017) to National Averages (2016)
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
80.4 76.4 71.9 68.8 78.0
National Average
69.6 62.4 56.5    
Regional High Blood
Pressure Patients, #
(% of Regional Total)
107,495
(53.6%)
71,636
(35.7%)
17,116
(8.5%)
4,382
(2.2%)
200,629
(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.


Colorectal Cancer Screening, Comparing Better Health (2017) to National Averages (2016)
Measure
Group Medicare Commercial Medicaid Uninsured Overall
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Better
Health
79.2 71.3 58.4 54.5 73.1
National Average
67.1 62.0 N/A    
Regional Colorectal Cancer Screening, Patients, #
(% of Regional Total)
92,780
(42.7%)
100,219
(46.1%)
18,867
(8.7%)
5,484
(2.5%)
217,350
(100%)

    
= Better Health practices
BETTER THAN
the national average
    
= Better Health practices
WORSE THAN
the national average
HEDIS only reports colorectal cancer screening for Medicare & Commercial patients.


Comprehensive Diabetes Care, Comparing Better Health (2017) to National Averages (2016)
    
= 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
75.1 77.0 77.7 75.8 76.1
National Average
63.9 61.6 59.7    
Eye Examination
Better
Health
73.3 65.1 55.2 53.7 67.5
National Average
70.4 53.6 54.9    
Hemoglobin A1c
testing performed
Better
Health
94.4 92.3 94.6 94.6 93.7
National Average
93.5 90.6 86.7    
A1c Control
(A1c < 7)
Better
Health
48.8 45.7 40.2 37.9 46.3
National Average
N/A 37.7 34.6    
A1c Control
(A1c < 8)
Better
Health
72.3 66.1 58.1 56.9 67.9
National Average
62.9 56.0 47.1    
Poor A1c Control
(A1c > 9)
[lower values are better]
Better
Health
9.7 14.3 23.5 24.9 13.4
National Average
26.3 33.0 43.3    
Monitoring
Nephropathy
Better
Health
88.6 86.7 89.1 89.7 88.0
National Average
95.6 90.2 89.9    
Regional Diabetes
Patients, #
(% of Regional Total)
27,421
(48.2%)
21,083
(37.1%)
6,905
(12.1%)
1,428
(2.5%)
56,837
(100%)