“Medicare Advantage star ratings show insurers’ performance hasn’t improved,” by Maria Castellucci, Modern HealthCare
“The CMS said about 44% of the 384 active Medicare Advantage contracts in 2018 that also have Part D prescription drug coverage earned 4 stars or higher for their overall rating. This is a drop from 2017 when about 49% of the 363 active Medicare Advantage plans earned 4 stars or higher. Although the overall number of 4-star or high plans dropped slightly, more beneficiaries will be covered by the highest performing Medicare Advantage plans in 2018, the CMS said. Nearly 73% of Medicare Advantage enrollees are in contracts with 4 or more stars, compared to about 69% of enrollees in such plans last year.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Several interesting findings in these data.
Medicare Advantage star ratings show insurers’ performance hasn’t improved