Your doctor should work with you to decide the best kind of medications for you. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, your doctor should prescribe a medication called a disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. These medications reduce flare-ups of the disease and can prevent damage to your joints.
Talk with your doctor and health plan to find out about what other services are available. Many health plans offer additional support and resources for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. These additional services may be educational materials (online and in print), classes or support groups, or phone counseling.
The scores show how well each health plan did at making sure that patients who have rheumatoid arthritis, got a prescription for an anti-rheumatic drug. The higher score means more patients got the right care at the right time.
The scores are based on information from PPO member administrative records in 2012.