“Medicare Advantage ratings proving to be boon to insurers, patients, ” by Phil Galewitz, USA Today

“Plans are paid about $10,000 per member annually on average, although the precise amount varies by county and other factors.  For plans with 4, 4.5 or 5 stars, bonuses bring in an extra 5% a year per member — about $500 each, said Monisha Machado-Pereira, a partner at consulting firm McKinsey & Co. A 4-star plan with 1 million members would earn $500 million in bonuses.  ‘Getting to 4 stars is really, really critical,’ said Michael Kavouras, vice president of star ratings at Aetna.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Interesting background on Medicare Advantage and star ratings.

Medicare Advantage ratings proving to be boon to insurers, patients

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