Kaiser Leads HMOs in Providing Recommended Care in State

California’s latest report card on insurers and medical groups names Kaiser Permanente as the only health maintenance organization (HMO) in the state to earn a top four-star rating for providing recommended care, writes Chad Terhune of the Los Angeles Times. The report card showcases the scores of California’s 10 largest HMOs, the six largest preferred-provider organization plans and more than 200 physician groups encompassing 16 million consumers. It allows people to search for information by specific medical condition and examine the number of patient complaints against health insurers.