12. Medicare Advantage Stars Explained

Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage.

Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change.

Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare.

Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through the Healthcare Labyrinth website.

Marc is an unconventional Republican who believes that affordable universal access is a wise and prudent investment. He recommends common-sense solutions to reform American healthcare.

On this episode of the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast, Marc explains the Star Measurement Program in Medicare Advantage.

Marc describes the scoring system, how Star results impact rates, and the latest concerns about Star performance in Medicare Advantage

Listen in to learn more about the Star Measurement Program.

Key Takeaways  

The Star program helps evaluate the quality of health plans in Medicare Advantage.

Higher quality scores in Star means more dollars for added benefits for enrollees.  This helps drive enrollment in these plans as well as margin.

The average score and plan performance dropped the past few years and is now below pre-pandemic achievement..

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