CMS recently released the 2018 Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage plans across the country. CMS created the Star Rating System to reward clinical quality, member satisfaction and service, as well as regulatory compliance. For consumers, Star Ratings provide an easy way to shop for and compare plans during enrollment periods.
The difference in one star can amount to millions of dollars in bonuses for a health plan and assure a strong presence in the market. That’s why understanding CMS Star Ratings is crucial for implementing effective operational and quality improvement strategies.
CMS continues to raise the bar for MA plans. Sustaining performance continues to be a challenge for many organizations, as seen in this infographic (below).
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