Erie Vital Signs

Diabetes: By Private/Employer (Commercial) Insurance

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This trend is mixed.

Below is information that pertains to diabetes patients who carry a private insurance policy.

How is Erie doing?

  • These charts show the rates of privately (commercially) insured Erie-area patients getting treatments needed for controlling their diabetes. They are generally better informed about their health, and tend to be healthier and to have lower healthcare costs.
  • Higher numbers mean more people are getting treated, which is good. High numbers show that people care about their health, and are working to control their diabetes.
  • The charts show that Erie improved in 2013, but is still lagging behind both the Pennsylvania and National benchmarks, indicating the need for improvement among privately (commercially) insured Erie-area diabetes patients.

How can you help Erie do better?

  • See the Diabetes Toolkit to get ideas for improving the frequency of your population’s diabetes care.

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HEDIS® Data Sources


Blood Sugar (Hemoglobin A1c) Testing

Percent of Commercial Patients Who Got a Blood Sugar (Hemoglobin A1C) Test — higher is better.
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Retinal Eye Exam

Percent of Commercial Patients Who Got a Retinal Eye Exam — higher is better.
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Cholesterol (LDL-C) Screening

Percent of Commercial Patients Who Got a Cholesterol (LDL-C) Test — higher is better.
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Medical Attention for Kidney Disease (Nephropathy)

Percent of Commercial Patients Who Got Medical Attention for Kidney Disease (Nephropathy) Test — higher is better.
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