Agenda for Jan. 29 Virtual Conference Includes Sessions on Planned Changes to Medicare Star Ratings, Improving Scores in Problematic Chronic Conditions

Led by some of the nation’s foremost star ratings experts, including health plan executives and top consultants from companies such as Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, Gorman Health Group and Inovalon, the upcoming Jan. 29 virtual conference from Atlantic Information Services will provide the latest intelligence on Medicare Advantage star ratings, including likely changes to 2015 measures and what plans should do about them.

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Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2014

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), the publisher of industry-leading newsletter Medicare Advantage News and the annual Managed Medicare and Medicaid Factbook, is pleased to announce the full agenda for its upcoming virtual conference, “New Strategies to Maximize Your Medicare Star Ratings.” On Jan. 29, some of the nation’s foremost star ratings experts, including health plan executives and top consultants from companies such as Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, Gorman Health Group and Inovalon, will discuss how to adjust stars strategies in order to succeed under current measures while building an organization that anticipates potential CMS demands.

Over the course of an afternoon, the virtual conference’s three sessions are:

  • 11:00 – 1:00: “The Stars Landscape in 2014 and 2015: Preparing for What’s Ahead” — Two top consultants from Gorman Health Group, LLC will present a walkthrough of CMS’s planned changes to star ratings measures and methodology for 2015, provide specifics on how plans should respond to major regulatory changes such as the end of the star ratings bonus demonstration, and outline practical strategies that will allow Medicare Advantage plans to adapt to the major changes ahead.
  • 1:30 – 3:00: “Engaging Providers to Improve Scores in Problematic Chronic Conditions” — A senior Medicare health plan physician executive and a physician who advises Medicare Advantage plans on stars programs will discuss creative and effective approaches to developing partnerships with providers to improve star ratings across chronic conditions, zeroing in on specific strategies for improving incentive programs, and tools such as decision and documentation support.
  • 3:15 – 4:45: “Getting the Drug Ratings Right” — A senior Medicare health plan executive and a nationally recognized Medicare Advantage consultant will help participants identify strategies to tackle medication adherence, drug cost accuracy and comprehensive medication reviews to improve star ratings performance.

For more information, including a full agenda, speaker biographies and how to register, visit http://aishealth.com/star-ratings.

About AIS

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at http://AISHealth.com.


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