The DSHS Healthy Options' (HO) 2008 immunization rate of 71.4% for Combo 2 (diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, hepatitis B and chickenpox) is less than 1% below the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) average rate of 72.1% for 2007 [NOTE: 2008 NCQA data will not be available until October/November 2009].
The HO Combo 2 rate continues to improve: all but one of the six DSHS HO plans reported an increase in rates from 2007 to 2008.
- Combo 2 Immunization Rates By HO Health Plan
- One HO plan had a statistically significant decrease in HO Combo 2 immunization rates (from 61.8% in 2007 to 55.96% in 2008). This plan had significant administrative changes this past year which impacted its ability to report performance measure data. A corrective action plan is being implemented for this HO plan.
- If this one plan's performance had remained at its previous statuts, the DSHS HO 2008 Combo 2 rate would have been 72.5% for 2008.
- Within the Combo 2 cluster, 2 individual antigens (for influenza and chickenpox) showed statistically significant increases in administration while 1 individual antigen (hepatitis B) showed a statistically signficant decrease. Even so, the immunization rate for the hepatitis B vaccine is 88%.
- Rates for Selected Individual Antigens in Combo 2
The HO Combo 2 immunization rate (71%) for 2008 is on par with the statewide rate (73.5%) reported by DOH for 2008.