Upcoming Virtual Conference Will Offer Strategies for Improving Medicare Star Ratings

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The Jan. 29 virtual conference from Atlantic Information Services will provide the latest intelligence on Medicare Advantage and Part D star ratings, including changes anticipated for 2016 and what plans can do to ensure successful implementation of new measures.

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) — publisher of Medicare Advantage News — is pleased to announce its upcoming Jan. 29 virtual conference, “Medicare Star Ratings: Health Plan Strategies for Improving Quality Performance,” which will provide the latest intelligence on Medicare Advantage and Part D star ratings, including changes anticipated for 2016 and what plans can do to ensure successful implementation of the CMS quality measures.

For 2015, more than half of Medicare beneficiaries will be served by stand-alone Part D Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) that earned overall ratings of four stars or more. And close to 60% of enrollees will be in Medicare Advantage prescription drug (MA-PD) plans with four or more stars. While these figures represent substantial gains from prior years, there are still crucial areas in which plans are lagging, especially on those measures for which insurers need to depend on strong provider or member participation to achieve high scores.

In one information-packed afternoon, participants will hear from some of the nation’s foremost star ratings experts about:

  • Specific financial, regulatory and methodological changes CMS is considering for 2016 ratings, and steps plans should take to respond.
  • Proven strategies for tackling drug-related stars measures like medication adherence and diabetes treatment.
  • Tactical strategies for improving performance on the star ratings system’s most challenging chronic care measures.
  • Best practices for maintaining effective medication therapy management programs and improving comprehensive medication review participation rates.

Additionally, each session will conclude with generous time allocated to answering individual questions.

AIS’s virtual conference allows participants to attend a live conference without having to travel to a meeting site. Plus, the registration fee includes a free On-Demand recording of each session, so any agenda items can be reviewed at a later time.

For more information, including a full agenda, speaker biographies and how to register, visit http://aishealth.com/star-ratings-2015.

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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