CMS Released Star Program Changes: It’s About Member Engagement & Satisfaction

CMS Released Star Program Changes: It’s About Member Engagement & Satisfaction

With the recent CMS changes announced to the Star Program on April 6th, now more than ever plans must fully understand the impact of these program changes while keeping in mind that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be impacted due to limitations on data collection...
The Number: 23 Million People Estimated to have Prediabetes; Prevention is a Growing Priority of Medicare

The Number: 23 Million People Estimated to have Prediabetes; Prevention is a Growing Priority of Medicare

Beyond the estimated 30 million people who have diabetes is another 23 million estimated to have prediabetes – defined as elevated blood sugar levels putting them at heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A subset of the 23 million are those on Medicare....
The Number: 3% of Medicare Beneficiaries Represent 25% of Medicare Expenditures

The Number: 3% of Medicare Beneficiaries Represent 25% of Medicare Expenditures

Just 3 percent of Medicare beneficiaries represent 25 percent of Medicare expenditures. According to a Bloomberg BNA report on June 18, even with this sizable share of funds, the three percent, made up of the advanced illness population, isn’t properly cared for by...