How well does the HMO help members with respiratory conditions?
HMOs should work with doctors to provide important services that help improve the health of members with respiratory conditions. HMOs reported on the percentage of their relevant membership who received the following services:
- Testing children with pharyngitis for strep
- Treatment for children with upper respiratory infection (URI)
- Avoidance of antibiotic treatment in adults with acute bronchitis
- Use of spirometry testing in the assessment and diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
The following tables show how well each HMO did and how well HMOs in New Jersey performed on average.