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New report cards grade health plans, doctor groups
Sacramento Business Journal

New online quality report cards released this week could help millions of Californians make decisions about the health plan and medical group they want next year.

Available in English, Spanish and Chinese, the report cards are provided by the California Office of the Patient Advocate. They allow consumers to compare the quality offered by the 10 largest health maintenance organizations, six largest preferred provider organizations and more than 200 medical groups.

Summary sheets show overall ratings, but users can drill down to see specific plan or medical group performance on measures that range from asthma care to checking for cancer.