Quality

In Medicare Advantage, plan quality is measured on a Star Rating System based on performance on various process, outcome, and satisfaction measures. Plans receive an annually updated Star Rating, on a 1-5 Star scale, and their rating is public to beneficiaries. Star Ratings are tied to Medicare Advantage payment to incentivize improvements for beneficiaries and support quality goals for Medicare.

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Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans: Issue Brief

Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are a specialized type of Medicare Advantage plan designed to serve the health care system’s fastest growing population – frail,...
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Medicare Advantage has grown rapidly since the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act, and now covers 17 million or 33 percent of the 54 million Medicare beneficiaries...
Letter
This letter expresses our opposition to the source of the budget offset used in the 21st Century Cures Act. While we support the Act’s intention...