CMS Provides Confirmation of Exceptional Performance and Services
BALTIMORE, MD – November 30, 2015 – Erickson Living announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage®, has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2016 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C and 5-stars for Part D. A 5-star quality rating is considered exceptional and reflective of the highest-quality products and coordinated healthcare for seniors and Medicare beneficiaries.
"This rating signifies the quality performance of our entire health care model and team, as well as our interdisciplinary approach," said Matthew Narrett, M.D., Erickson Living's Chief Medical Officer. "It's rewarding to be among America's leading geriatric health care systems and to be able to offer choices in health care that help Medicare beneficiaries maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle."
The Part C 5-star rating is the highest rating a Medicare health plan can receive for quality in five categories: staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, ratings of responsiveness and care, complaints and appeals, and health plan customer service. The Part D 5 star rating is the highest rating a Medicare drug plan can receive for managing the delivery of pharmacy services to include: drug plan customer service, member complaints, member experience and drug pricing and patient safety.
Along with CMS' MA plan ratings, U.S. News and World Report has also highlighted Erickson Advantage as a "2016 Best Medicare Advantage Plan." In its recent press release, this worldwide news organization notes, "Companies that consistently offer highly rated Medicare Advantage plans in multiple states include Erickson Advantage, with top-rated plans in 9 states."
Erickson Advantage is a Medicare Advantage health plan offered through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. This unique health plan (designed exclusively for Erickson Living residents), emphasizes a holistic approach across the continuum of care and aligns health benefits with surrounding supportive services in an effort to help improve quality while reducing cost for Erickson residents and their beneficiaries.
Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one if its affiliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan's contract renewal with Medicare.
Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.