The overall quality rating is three stars. Medicare has many categories; in fact, about 37. To measure the quality and performance, a plan must meet before receiving a 5-star rating. Measures include programs to stay healthy, chronic disease management, member experience and satisfaction, pharmacy services, and customer service. The 26% Medicare Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS) created a star rating system to help beneficiaries and their families compare the performance and quality of Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, and Medicare cost plans.
Medicare Made Clear from UnitedHealthcare provides information about Medicare so you can make informed decisions about your health and Medicare coverage. As a Medicare beneficiary, you can evaluate your current plan annually from October 15 to December 7 (the annual enrollment period). CMS releases star ratings in early October, just before the Medicare annual enrollment period begins. If you decide to switch from your current Medicare Advantage plan to one with a 5-star rating, choose a plan with prescription drug coverage if you want this type of coverage.
If you're enrolled in a Medicare plan, review the Medicare star ratings each fall so you can decide whether to stay in the plan or switch to another plan. If you changed your Medicare Advantage plan during your AEP, this SEP will only be available the following year. Many plan providers will tell you if a plan has a five-star rating, but you can always ask your Medicare plan provider directly by phone or online. CMS can use some quality and performance measures to determine the star rating of a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a star rating system to help individuals and caregivers who meet Medicare requirements quickly compare the performance and quality of Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans. CMS rates Medicare plans. Advantage and Part D annually, using a scale of one to five; more stars equals better performance and quality. A five-star rating is the highest rating a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan can receive, and there are also average ratings (1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4).
Because Medicare-related content from eHealth meets CMS standards, you can be sure that you receive accurate information to make the right decisions about your coverage. Improve your Medicare knowledge with the reliable, up-to-date news and information we receive in your inbox every month. Medicare created the star rating system to help you compare the performance and quality of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare prescription drug plans.