Preventive care: Helping you stay healthy and avoid illness
Even if you are in good health, it is important to get care that can prevent
illness or detect problems early, when treatment is more effective. The scores
for preventive care tell you how well each health insurer works with its providers
to maintain or improve the physical health of its members. They include if members get regular breast cancer screenings with mammograms, cervical cancer
screening, chlamydia screening, and regular check-ups for developing children.
What is included in the scores for preventive care?
Breast cancer screenings
This score measures health screenings for conditions such as cancer. Specifically, this score looks at the percentage of women ages 40 to 69 who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer during a two-year period.
Developmental screenings for children
This score measures the percentage of children (ages 1 to 3 years old) who were screened for risk in development, behavior, and social delays.
Well-child visits, ages 3-6:
This score measures the percentage of children (ages 3 to 6 years old) who had at least one well-child visit with a primary care provider.
Well-child visits in the first 15 months of life:
This score measures the percentage of children who had six or more well-child visits with a primary care provider during their first 15 months of life.
Cervical cancer screening
This score measures the percentage of women ages 21 to 64 who received one or more pap tests during the measurement year or two years prior.
This score measures the percentage of women ages 16 to 24 who had a chlamydia test during the measurement period.