Download our new Q/A brief for an expert’s take on CMS Stars—what’s changing, what hasn’t—and what health plans should prioritize in their Stars improvement planning.

Medicare Advantage and stand-alone Part D plans are smart to keep tabs on changes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Stars Program each year. That close watch includes achieving an in-depth understanding of how national averages and cut points are shifting. (One recent year saw more than 75 plans missing a 4-Star rating due to small changes in cut points.)

To discuss where things stand and what that means for 2020 and beyond, Carenet Health recently sat down with CMS Stars expert Rex Wallace, who answered questions like:

  • Will the trend toward (slightly) easier-to-achieve Star ratings continue?
  • Which Star measures will be most impacted by harder-to-reach cut points for 2020, and what does that really mean for plans?
  • What should plans be thinking about to score higher on the more difficult CAHPS-related measures?
  • What do several of the changing measure weights mean for member experience planning?
  • And more

Get the brief now—before completing your Stars improvement planning for next year.

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