TABLE H-1 STD-Related Activities of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), 1996


Percentage of Affirmative Responsesa

MCO includes questions regarding previous diagnoses of STDs on standardized patient history forms.

73 (16/22)

MCO includes questions regarding sexual activity on standardized patient history forms.

65 (15/23)

MCO has performance criteria for STD-related outcomes or process measures for STD-related care.

16 (4/25)

MCO has used data analysis to implement changes in STD-related activities.

30 (8/27)

MCO requires parental permission for adolescents/children (under age 18) to receive treatment for an STD or other STD-related services.

8 (2/26)

MCO notifies parents of STD-related care provided to their children through billing or other means.

0 (0/24)

MCO has a specific policy for ensuring adolescent and adult confidentiality regarding STD-related care.

52 (13/25)

MCO has a policy requiring or encouraging health care providers to discuss sexual activity and related issues during routine adolescent health care visits.

78 (21/27)

MCO has STD-related activities specifically targeted towards adolescents.

46 (12/26)

MCO offers routine screening for chlamydial automatically to all women of childbearing age.

39 (10/26)

MCO has a specific or categorical STD prevention program.

0 (0/26)

MCO provides STD-related services to the general community, including people not enrolled in the MCO.

22 (6/27)


7 (2/27)

Community screening for STDs or related conditions

4 (1/27)

Partner identification/notification

15 (4/27)


11 (3/27)

MCO has a formal training program in STD-related topics for its health care staff.

33 (9/27)

a Number responding yes/total number responding to question.

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