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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Improving Consumer Understanding of Medicare Advantage

In December 2017, Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) brought together a group of approximately 50 thought leaders—including beneficiary advocates, researchers, health plans, practitioners, community partners,...
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Robert Graham Center
A Fragmented System Executive Summary Care fragmentation is a consistent characteristic of the U.S. health care system. On average, Medicare patients see seven physicians at...