October 19, 2012 – The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released their 2013 quality star ratings for managed care plans. 2013 quality star ratings for Medicare health and drug plans. The rated plans selected to participate in California’s Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) received an average rating of 3 out of 5 stars Click here to link to the rating summary for California CCI plans.
The 5-star rating system is used by CMS to monitor plans to ensure that they meet Medicare’s quality standards. The ratings provide Medicare beneficiaries with a tool to compare the quality of care and customer service that Medicare health and drug plans offer. CMS’ star rating system considers 53 quality measures, such as success in providing preventive services, managing chronic illness, and keeping consumer complaints to a minimum.
Return to the Coordinated Care Initiative page here.