Choosing a health plan can be a confusing experience. Although there is no one "best" plan, there are some plans that will be better than others for you and your family's health needs. We will try to guide you in simple terms. However, rather than just giving you answers, the best thing we can do is to make sure you are equipped with the right questions. The following booklets can help you make sense of all your health care choices and options:
Your Guide to Choosing Quality Health Care shows how you can use information about quality to improve the quality of health care services you and your family receive. It describes quality measures including consumer ratings, clinical performance measures, and accreditation-what they are, where to find them, and how to use them. The Guide has checklists, questions, charts, and other tools to help you make the health care decisions that are right for you.
The major ways you can check for quality in health care are also summarized in:
Quick Checks for Quality
The above documents are provided with permission from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. The above guides are for informational purposes only and should not be considered advise or counsel as to any particular individual or family's situation for health insurance needs.