Star Ratings Released for Med Adv, Part D
The CMS released Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans Thursday, and the quality ratings of M/A and prescription drug plans remain strong.
Most Medicare beneficiaries – about 77% – who enroll in M/A plans with drug coverage will be in plans with 4-or-more stars in 2021, compared to 69% of beneficiaries enrolled in such plans in 2017.
The 21 health plans earning 5 stars include:
- KelseyCare Advantage
- Kaiser Permanente
- CarePlus by Humana
- Tufts Health Plan
- Health Partners
- Capital District Physicians' Health Plan
- Quartz Medicare Advantage of Wisconsin
- Health Sun - Anthem
- BCBS - Health Now New York and Martins Point
- and more
Almost half – about 49% – of M/A plans offering prescription drug coverage will have an overall rating of four stars or higher, up from about 45% in 2017.
The average Star Rating for all M/A plans with prescription drug coverage improved to 4.06 out of 5 stars in 2021, up from 4.02 in 2017.