Plans Say Duals Bring Down Star Ratings, Beneficiary Advocates Not Convinced

As CMS looks at possible changes to the Medicare Advantage star ratings program, health plans say that poorer beneficiaries are causing lower-than-appropriate star ratings for some MA plans, though the Medicare Rights Center says that current data do not show that beneficiaries' low income is the root cause of lower quality care for those beneficiaries. America's Health Insurance Plans tells CMS, in response to a CMS Request For Information on the differences between plans serving beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare...

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