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(October 11, 2017)
Albany, NY, Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As local seniors prepare to make decisions about next year’s health benefits, CDPHP is excited to announce our Medicare plans have earned top ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Our Medicare PPO plan received an overall Star Rating of 5 out of 5 stars, while the Medicare HMO* plan received an overall Star Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
“At CDPHP, we are deeply committed to providing outstanding quality and service to our Medicare plan members. We are thrilled that these efforts are once again recognized by CMS,” said CDPHP president and CEO, Dr. John Bennett, who offers this advice on navigating the Medicare system.
Medicare star ratings provide consumers with valuable information needed to compare health plans. Each year, CMS rates Medicare plans on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 stars representing the highest quality. The Star Rating System is an important feature of the Medicare Advantage program, as it encourages health insurers to strive for higher quality, which results in members receiving better care.
The overall scores are based on several key categories, including:
- Staying healthy: screening tests and vaccines
- Managing chronic (long-term) conditions
- Member experience with the drug and health plan
- Member complaints, problems getting services, and improvement in the drug and health plan’s performance
- Health plan customer service
The open enrollment period for Medicare runs from October 15 to December 7, 2017.
*The HMO plan is offered to individuals and employer groups; while the PPO plan is offered through employer groups. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.
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