The honor roll

The honor roll

These managed-care plans earned a top four-star rating in this year’s U.S. News rankings of 271 plans.

Scores (red) show performance on a scale of 0 to 100 in 28 measures of quality. The order reflects actual scores, which are rounded here. HMO means health maintenance organization. POS means point-of-service plan (note).

The rankings begin on Page 81.

1. Fallon Community Health Plan HMO (MASS.) 100 2. Finger Lakes–Blue Choice HMO (N.Y.) 99 3. Tufts Health Plan HMO (MASS., MAINE, N.H., R.I.) 99 4. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care HMO (MASS., MAINE, N.H., R.I.) 99 5. Welborn Health Plans HMO (IND.) 97 6. Healthsource Massachusetts–CIGNA HMO (MASS.) 97 7. BC/BS HMO Choice Maine POS 96 8. ConnectiCare HMO (CONN.) 95 9. Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan HMO (N.Y.) 94 10. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts–HMO Blue HMO 94 11. Kaiser Foundation–Southern California HMO 94 12. Preferred Care HMO (N.Y.) 93 13. Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin HMO 93 14. Health New England HMO (CONN., MASS.) 92 15. Healthsource Maine–CIGNA HMO 91 16. Matthew Thornton Health Plan HMO (MASS., MAINE, N.H., VT.) 90 17. BC/BS HMO Maine HMO 90 18. HealthAmerica of Pennsylvania–Pittsburgh HMO 90 19. Blue Care Health Plan HMO (CONN.) 89 20. Kaiser Foundation–Northeast HMO (CONN., MASS., N.Y., VT.) 89 21. Finger Lakes–Blue Choice POS (N.Y.) 88 22. Health Care Plan–New York HMO 87 23. HMO–CNY HMO (N.Y.) 87 24. Blue Care Health Plan POS (CONN.) 87 25. Healthsource New Hampshire–CIGNA HMO (MASS., N.H.) 87 26. Network Health Plan of Wisconsin HMO 86 27. Keystone Health Plan Central HMO (PA.) 86 28. Health Alliance Medical Plans HMO (ILL.) 85 29. Independent Health–Western New York POS 84 30. Keystone Health Plan West Blue HMO (PA.) 84 31. Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire HMO (WIS.) 84 32. Physicians Plus Insurance HMO (WIS.) 83 33. HealthPlus of Michigan HMO 83 34. M-CARE HMO (MICH.) 83 35. Independent Health–Western New York HMO 83 36. HealthPartners Health Plans–Phoenix HMO (ARIZ.) 82 37. Valley Health Plan HMO (WIS.) 82 38. Priority Health–Michigan HMO 82 39. Kaiser Foundation–Ohio HMO 82 40. Kaiser Foundation–Northern California HMO 82

Note: HMOs cover all or most charges for care received within a network of providers; members pay for care received outside the network. POS plans are similar but pay much of the cost of out-of-network care.

Sources: National Committee for Quality Assurance (data); National Opinion Research Center (analysis)

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