State law requires basic service health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to report HEDIS measures, including five measures related to diabetes, to the Texas Health Care Information Council (THCIC) . THCIC was created in 1995 to establish the state’s health care data collection system. Findings from chart reviews conducted by Texas HMOs from 2003 through 2007 indicate periods of progress in delivering care to persons aged 18 to 75 years who have diagnosed diabetes, although Texas generally falls behind the nationwide average (of 270 health plans called Quality Compass). HEDIS does not include Medicare or Medicaid non-managed care plans or self-insured HMOs that are not regulated by the Texas Department of Insurance.
Comprehensive Diabetes Care:
HEDIS Measures for Texas, 2003-2007 Data
State of Texas vs. U.S. Average