Rating System Proposed for Duals Demonstration Program
CMS plans to post online quality performance data for health plans participating in the Obama administration's demonstration program for individuals eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare while it collects data for a new star-rating system, according to an agency letter. In the letter, CMS said the rating system will operate similar to its other online rating systems. Among other things, plans under the program will be rated on chronic condition management and health outcomes, policyholder experiences, prevention services -- such as screenings, tests and vaccines -- and safety of care provided.
- "CMS Proposes New Star Ratings for Dual Demo Plans" (Dickson, Modern Healthcare, 11/13).