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State: California health plans improve diabetes care, exceed national average
Central Valley Business Times

California health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and preferred provider organizations (PPOs) have improved on several quality measures including diabetes care, according to a new report from the California Office of the Patient Advocate. But the health plans performed below the national average in testing for many other diseases including lung disease; alcohol and drug dependence treatment; flu shots for adults; appropriately treating children with throat infections; and providing treatment for children with attention deficit disorder.