The Hemoglobin A1c (A1C) test measures the level of blood glucose for persons with diabetes. High levels of blood glucose
puts people at risk for blindness, kidney disease, and lower extremity infections. With support from their provider, people
can can reduce their risk of serious complications by controlling their levels of blood glucose
Percentage of Persons With Diabetes Who Had Their Hemoglobin A1c Tested Within the Last Year, Utah, 2000-2014
This indicator contains information about Medicaid Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), commercial HMOs, and commercial
Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs). 2013 was the first year that PPOs were been included in this indicator and represents
a significant expansion of the indicator's scope. With the inclusion of PPOs to the other plans, over 50% of Utahns who currently
have health insurance are covered by one of the health plans in this indicator.
This quality of care measure indicator came from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), which is developed
and maintained by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The HEDIS measurement set contains over 70 measures
across eight major areas of care such as helping people stay healthy or caring for people with chronic illness. Health plans
nationwide collect these measures to see how they performed in different areas of health care over the past year. Each year,
Utah HMOs report HEDIS measures to the Utah Department of Health. All data are reviewed by NCQA-certified auditors to ensure
that the reported HEDIS measures are representative and accurate. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a
non-profit organization committed to assessing, reporting on, and improving the quality of care provided by the nation's health
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Percentage of health plan members with diabetes who had their Hemoglobin A1c tested within the last year.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of sampled health plan members with diabetes who had their Hemoglobin A1c tested within the last year.
Number of sampled health plan members with diabetes.
Page Content Updated On 11/03/2014,
Published on 12/02/2014
Office of Health Care Statistics, Center for Health Data and Informatics, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4004, Telephone: 801-538-7048,
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