The 2021 Star Ratings Second Plan Preview has officially been released. GHG’s Melissa Smith discusses the impacts to health plans and the ways in which MA plans can prepare.
Star Ratings Plan Preview periods are officially underway. In this article, GHG’s Melissa Smith summarizes the most noteworthy changes implemented during the First Plan Preview.
In a year where we find ourselves using the word “unprecedented” far too often, NCQA’s recently released HEDIS updates continue the trend. GHG’s Melissa Smith summarizes the high-impact measure changes in this article.
CMS is increasing the weight of member experience measures beginning with the 2021 star ratings. This AIS Health article explores some of the ways in which MA plans can prepare.
With CMS’ release of the Contract Year 2021 Final Rule, MA plans now have some clarity regarding the many Star Ratings proposals made earlier this year.
With MA enrollment soaring, COVID-19 presenting still-developing threats to Medicare, and the Medicare Trust fund approaching insolvency, MedPAC continued emphasizing the need for urgently reforming the MA Quality Bonus Program during its April 2nd public meeting.
On March 30, 2020, CMS announced temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to help the U.S. healthcare system continue operating through President Trump’s COVID-19 emergency declaration. With this new information, GHG’s Star Ratings expert, Melissa Smith, answers many of the FAQs we’ve received over the last few weeks.
CMS has announced significant temporary changes to Star Ratings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide some relief to healthcare organizations, but we still have many unanswered questions. Here’s what we know so far.
Right now, the industry is wrought with uncertainty and awaiting specific rulemaking from CMS in regard to the Star Ratings program. Read more for our suggestions on what clients can, and should, be doing from a Stars perspective in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
CMS has proposed numerous changes to the Star Ratings program in Part 2 of the Advance Notice and the 2021 and 2022 MA and Part D Proposed Rule. Read the key takeaways.