PPO Ratings - Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment – Initiation Phase    PPO Ratings Behavioral and Mental Health Care

Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment – Initiation Phase 2017-18 Edition

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Why is starting treatment quickly important if you have a problem with alcohol or drugs?

It is important to start treatment when you are diagnosed with a problem with or dependence on alcohol or drugs. You are more likely to stop using alcohol or drugs if you start treatment services quickly and complete the care.

How should doctors treat alcohol and drug dependence?

If you are diagnosed with an alcohol or drug problem, your doctor can help you quickly start treatment services after the diagnosis. By starting care soon after diagnosis, it is more likely that you will be able to successfully stop using alcohol or drugs.

What do the scores mean?

The scores show how well each health plan did at making sure adolescent or adult patients, who have an alcohol or other drug dependence diagnosis, started treatment services within 14 days of being diagnosed. The higher score means more patients got the right care at the right time.

The scores are based on information from at least 30 PPO member administrative records in 2015.

When comparing plans, small differences between scores are expected. The larger differences are important.

Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment – Initiation Phase

Anthem Blue Cross PPO 32% Horizontal bar, 32 units  
Cigna PPO 32% Horizontal bar, 32 units  
Health Net Life Insurance Company - PPO 32% Horizontal bar, 32 units  
Aetna PPO 30% Horizontal bar, 30 units  
Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 30% Horizontal bar, 30 units  
UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. - PPO 30% Horizontal bar, 30 units  
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  Score for top health plans nationwide 41% Score that ranks a health plan in the top 10% of all commercial health plans in the US.  
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