Medi­care Ad­van­tage plans will get new CMS qual­ity rat­ings

Modern Healthcare - - Late News -

The CMS is up­dat­ing its qual­ity rat­ings for Medi­care Ad­van­tage plans, which will be used for bonus pay­ments in a demon­stra­tion project. Medi­care Ad­van­tage plans that earn five stars— the high­est rat­ing pos­si­ble—will get bonuses of 5% in 2012. Plans with scores of three stars or higher will get smaller bonuses. The star-rat­ing sys­tem is based on 53 qual­ity mea­sures, such as chronic-dis­ease man­age­ment, con­sumer com­plaints and pre­ven­tive care. The CMS is up­dat­ing pub­lic in­for­ma­tion on this sys­tem to in­clude a “low per­former” icon on the Medi­care web­site next to names of plans that have earned fewer than three stars for the past three years.

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