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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Issue Brief
Introduction On February 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Advantage 2018 Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter, which...