Austin, Texas (PRWEB) November 30, 2016
The Texas Office of Public Insurance Counsel (OPIC) has released its annual HMO reports: Comparing Texas HMOs 2016 and The Guide to Texas HMO Quality: 2016.
Comparing Texas HMOs 2016 is OPIC’s annual Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) report card. Consumers can review the publication to find out how current HMO enrollees rate their satisfaction with their doctors, their access to care, and the HMO’s administration. The report also includes information on consumer rights, an analysis of complaint data collected by the Texas Department of Insurance, and information on appeals.
The Guide to Texas HMO Quality: 2016 compares HMO performance on quality of care measures, including significant health issues such as cancer, heart disease, smoking, diabetes, the care of pregnant women, and the care of children. Consumers can use the publication to evaluate HMOs based on their individual health needs. OPIC produces and publishes this guide through an agreement with the Department of State Health Services’ Texas Health Care Information Collection (THCIC).
Public Counsel Deeia Beck said, “The reports provide new and seasoned consumers the kind of detailed information essential to choosing a health plan that meets their needs. As more consumers enter the marketplace, these reports help consumers evaluate their health care options.”
The reports are available on OPIC’s website: http://www.opic.texas.gov. For hard copies of the reports or for additional information, please contact OPIC at 512-322-4143.