Silver Spring, Maryland–Erickson Living, developer and manager of Riderwood retirement community, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage, has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2017 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C and 5-stars for Part D. This is the second consecutive year that Erickson Advantage has received the 5-star quality rating out of 5 stars.
"Erickson Advantage is one of only 14 Medicare Advantage health plans out of 364 health plans across the country to receive a combined 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Part C and Part D benefits," said Matthew Narrett, M.D., Erickson Living's Chief Medical Officer. "It's rewarding to be among America's leading geriatric health care systems in which we help Medicare beneficiaries maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle. This is achieved through our dedicated onsite medical staff who routinely address the individualized needs of our residents."
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.
Erickson Advantage is a Medicare Advantage health plan offered through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. This unique health plan provides high quality integrated health care to 4,600 members at 15 Erickson Living communities (9 states). The plan 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. The Erickson Advantage plan is available exclusively to anyone living in an Erickson Advantage Community.
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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.
About Riderwood: Riderwood is one of nineteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the scenic 120-acre campus is home to more than 2,500 residents. Riderwood is the ideal greater Washington, D.C. retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.