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Improved quality scores reported across Medicare Advantage health plans
Cerritos, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2016 – CareMore Medicare Advantage health plans earned high Medicare Star Quality scores for 2017, with each of its plans earning four Stars or more, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Last year, 70% of its patients were in greater than four-star plans, compared with 100% this year.
“I am extremely proud of this significant growth in Star Quality Ratings in our plans,” said Sachin H. Jain, President, of CareMore Health System. “We work tirelessly to meet and exceed the medical, social and personal health needs of our patients; and, this recognition represents the commitment that the entire CareMore team has to providing patients with stellar care and service, and putting them at the center of all we do.”
The organization is reporting an increase in quality ratings in all four of its Medicare Advantage plans: California (increase from 4 Stars to 4.5 Stars); Arizona (increase from 3.5 Stars to 4 Stars); Nevada (increase from 3.5 Stars to 4 Stars); and Virginia (consistent at 4.5 Stars).
CareMore is committed to continual improvements and enhancements to its model to provide better care, access to care and service to its patients. For example, recently the company announced a partnership with Lyft to create a better transportation experience for patients and improve access to care.
The annual CMS Star Rating measures how well Medicare Advantage and prescription drug (Part D) plans perform in areas of quality of care, access to care, responsiveness and satisfaction of service. Medicare health plans are reviewed and rated on a scale of one to five Stars. A rating of five Stars represents the highest quality and excellent performance.
CareMore is a physician-founded, physician-led care delivery system and health plan that harnesses the power of teamwork to treat the whole person. Through a focus on prevention and highly coordinated care, its clinical model and designed-for-purpose approach to managing chronic disease proactively address the medical, social and personal health needs of patients, resulting in clinical outcomes above the national average and ultimately, healthier people and communities. Over the past seven years, the CareMore Care Centers have expanded from one state to seven. Today, the CareMore delivery system provides care for enrollees in Medicare Advantage and Medicaid health plans in California, Nevada, Arizona, Virginia, Tennessee, Iowa, and Georgia.
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