How Do I Find Out About Quality?
Quality is hard to measure, but more and more information is becoming available. There are certain things you can look for and questions you can ask. Whatever kind of plan you are considering, you can check out individual doctors and hospitals.
Many managed care plans are regulated by Federal and State agencies. Indemnity plans are regulated by State insurance commissions. Your State Department of Health or insurance commission can tell you about any plan you are interested in.
You can also find out if the managed care plan you are interested in has been “accredited,” meaning that it meets certain standards of independent organizations. Some States require accreditation if plans serve special groups, … Read More