On the Pulse: Trends and Surveys in the Healthcare Industry

Study Shows Wide Disparity in Managed Health Care

Ratings of hundreds of HMO plans show striking dissimilarities, according to a new study released by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The report covers 329 health plans that voluntarily submitted information on more than 50 healthcare services. These plans cover about 37 million of the 58 million Americans enrolled in managed care plans.