For First Time, Plans Get To Formally Advise CMS On Medicare Advantage Star Ratings

April 12, 2018
CMS is creating a panel of outside experts to provide advice on the Medicare Advantage star rating program that for the first time includes industry representatives. The advisory panel is mentioned in the 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D rate notice and Call Letter that CMS published April 2. The Star Rating System measures plan performance, and Medicare Advantage and Part D plans that earn at least four out of five stars get bonuses. The Call Letter codifies much of...

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