Medicare Update for 2011
Medicare Updates Star Ratings for Plans; Offers Incentives to Advantage Plan
Financial incentives aimed at encouraging Advantage plans to provide high-quality care
Nov. 10, 2010 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made three announcements today which it describes as “significant” - (1) updated star plan ratings for 2011 Medicare health and drug plans, (2) a 3-year demonstration to provide Medicare Advantage plans financial incentives to provide high-quality care, and (3) proposed regulations to implement several provisions of the Affordable Care Act to strengthen and improve the Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug programs.
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