SELMA – Kaiser Permanente’s California health plans have earned the highest possible ranking for overall clinical effectiveness by the state’s Office of the Patient Advocate. This is the 10th consecutive year the health provider has earned the ranking.
The 2017-2018 report card provides California consumers with side-by-side comparisons of the largest HMOs and PPOs in the state. It ranks them on national standard-of-care measures that involve treatment and prevention of a range of conditions that have significant implications for personal health.
Ten of the state’s largest HMOs and five PPOs are compared. Kaiser Permanente is the only one with the top rating possible for overall clinical performance measures.
Kaiser Permanente in both Northern and Southern California also received three stars in the "Patients Rate their Experience" category.
“This rating demonstrates that our integrated model of care and coverage results in healthier and happier members,” Kaiser Permanente Northern California President Janet Liang said. “Our care teams make safe, high quality care a top priority.”
This year, Kaiser Permanente in Northern California earned top scores for overall quality of medical care, earning the state’s only four-star plan for behavioral and mental health. The plan also received four stars for heart care, maternity care, checking for cancer, chlamydia screening, diabetes care and "getting the right care" for children.
“The combination of exceptional physicians, integration, and advanced technology is helping us save lives every day,” Permanente Medical Group Executive Director/CEO Dr. Richard S. Isaacs said. “I’m very proud of all of our physicians and staff who together have created superior quality outcomes for our patients.”