Oct. 30 Webinar to Analyze CMS’s 2015 Medicare Advantage and Part D Star Ratings

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In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, two of the industry’s leading authorities on the CMS star-rating system will analyze CMS’s newest ratings.

CMS’s 2015 Medicare Advantage and Part D star ratings released earlier this month show how plans are doing in relation to their competitors — and what marketing edge or disadvantage they’ll have for the 2015 Annual Election Period. The data also indicate which stars measures are causing plans the most difficulty, where MA and Part D insurers should focus their efforts, and how CMS may modify or add star measures to address major problem areas. On Oct. 30, participants of the Atlantic Information Services, Inc. webinar, “Translate 2015 Star Ratings Into Your Plan’s New MA/Part D Strategies,” will learn what the 2015 star ratings mean for their plan’s performance next year and beyond.

Mike Burgin, vice president of clinical and quality outcomes at Inovalon, Inc., and Carmen Alexander, specialist master at Deloitte Consulting LLP, will lead a lively 60-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of responses to individual questions. They will provide reliable answers to questions like:

  • Which types of plans scored best and worst in 2015 star ratings? Which showed the greatest change?
  • To what extent have regional disparities lessened? What might CMS do to deal with those stars disparities in the future?
  • How did MA Special Needs Plans fare? What new measures are in store for them in 2016 and beyond?
  • Which of CMS’s star-rating domains are MA and Part D plans finding the hardest to manage? Which present the greatest opportunities for future bottom-line impact?
  • Which measures dragged down plan performance the most? To what extent were drug-related measures a factor?
  • How did plans fare with the newest star-ratings measures?
  • To what extent should a plan’s marketing strategies be affected by the actual 2015 star ratings of their competitors?
  • How is the star-rating program likely to change for 2016 and beyond?

Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c4a36_103014 for more details and registration information.

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