Report Finds Quality of MA Plans Varies by State
On Monday, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a report that found significant differences in the quality of Medicare Advantage plans based on where beneficiaries live. According to the report, fewer than 2% of beneficiaries in 25 states are in highly rated plans, while more than 50% of beneficiaries in Hawaii, Massachusetts and Oregon are in high-quality plans. The report found that the quality ratings are closely associated with plan type, how long the plan has existed and whether it is not-for-profit. The ratings came from CMS' Medicare Compare Web site and the CMS Plan Directory.
- "Report Finds Significant Geographic Quality Differences in Medicare Advantage Plans" (Masterson, HealthLeaders Media, 12/7).