Erie Vital Signs

Diabetes: By Medicaid Insurance

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This trend is mixed.

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

How is Erie doing?

  • These charts show the rates of Erie-area Medicaid patients getting treatments necessary 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 is better than Pennsylvania and National benchmarks in three-out-of-four measures, indicating there is still need for improvement among Erie-area Medicaid 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.

v Scroll down to view data charts.


HEDIS® Data Sources


Blood Sugar (Hemoglobin A1c) Testing

Percent of Medicaid Patients Who Got a Blood Sugar (Hemoglobin A1C) Test — higher is better.
Scroll over the graph to see percentages.


Retinal Eye Exam

Percent of Medicaid Patients Who Got a Retinal Eye Exam — higher is better.
Scroll over the graph to see percentages.


Cholesterol (LDL-C) Screening

Percent of Medicaid Patients Who Got a Cholesterol (LDL-C) Test — higher is better.
Scroll over the graph to see percentages.


Medical Attention for Kidney Disease (Nephropathy)

Percent of Medicaid Patients Who Got Medical Attention for Kidney Disease (Nephropathy) Test — higher is better.
Scroll over the graph to see percentages.


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