Better Medicare Alliance Responds to 2023 Medicare Advantage Star Ratings Announcement
Number of high-quality Medicare Advantage plans increases from 2021
Washington, D.C. – Better Medicare Alliance, the nation’s leading research and advocacy organization supporting Medicare Advantage, responded today to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2023 Star Ratings announcement.
“CMS’s announcement shows that, even amid the impact of the ongoing public health emergency and recent methodological changes, Medicare Advantage continues to deliver high-quality care for seniors. In fact, the number of 5, 4.5, and 4-star Medicare Advantage plan contracts is higher for 2023 than just two years ago, in 2021,” said Mary Beth Donahue, President and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance. “Meanwhile, Medicare Advantage plans improved year-over-year on quality measures ranging from special needs plan (SNP) care management to statin therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease, to medication reviews and diabetic eye exams, just to name a few.”
Donahue continued, “We remain committed to ongoing partnership with CMS on the continued improvement and evolution of the Star Ratings system while ensuring that Medicare Advantage beneficiaries continue to receive the high-quality, affordable, coordinated care that they choose and deserve.”