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Visits During Pregnancy

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Visits During Pregnancy

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 97% Horizontal bar, 97 units
PacifiCare of California 97% Horizontal bar, 97 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 96% Horizontal bar, 96 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 96% Horizontal bar, 96 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 95% Horizontal bar, 95 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 94% Horizontal bar, 94 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 94% Horizontal bar, 94 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 92% Horizontal bar, 92 units
Western Health Advantage 90% Horizontal bar, 90 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of pregnant women in the HMO began prenatal care during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy?

These results are based on a sample of HMO patient billing and medical records.

Why Is It Important?

Regular check-ups are important for pregnant women. During prenatal visits, your doctor can look for problems, like high blood pressure, which can cause problems for you and your baby. You can also learn how to eat right, get the right vitamins and exercise to protect your health and your baby’s.