Virginia Health Information (VHI) has published the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Compare to help consumers find, compare and choose the HMO that best meets their needs. Consumers may use the tool to compare over 60 measures that are most important to them such as availability of care, member satisfaction, screenings for cancer and more. Individual, Group, Medicare and Medicaid insurance options are available for comparisons as well as an array of insurance plans such as Aetna Health and Healthkeepers, Inc. Compare HMOs is part of VHI's free Consumer Guide to Health Insurance Options, a comprehensive guide helping Virginia consumers and employers learn about health insurance options.
The Compare HMO tool gives consumers access to data that includes insurance rates, state averages and national averages. Also new this year, VHI is excited to announce a handful of new Behavioral Health measurements for consumers to utilize while comparing HMOs - from antidepressant medication management to follow-ups after hospitalizations for mental illness. The new measurements will give consumers an opportunities to learn more about HMO options regarding their mental health in addition to their physical health. Below are some key findings from this year's report: