WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2015--
Universal American Corp. (NYSE:UAM) announced today more than 96% of its
Medicare Advantage members are currently enrolled in plans awarded 4
Stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2016.
All of its plans in Southeast Texas (Houston/Beaumont) and the Northeast
were awarded 4 Stars reflecting the quality care delivered to enrolled
Medicare beneficiaries. CMS has reported that approximately 65% of all
Medicare Advantage members are enrolled in plans with four or more stars
“We are very proud to be a leader in Medicare Advantage plan quality
with nearly all of our membership now in 4-Star plans,” said Erin Page,
President of Medicare Advantage for Universal American. “We, along with
our provider partners, have made a conscious decision to invest in
quality for our members, and we are being rewarded for our efforts. By
focusing on quality, we earn bonus revenue from CMS which allows us to
continue to offer competitive benefits.”
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) evaluates Medicare
Advantage plans based on a 5-star rating system in several categories,
including quality of care and customer service. The overall rating
provides a way for Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and
caregivers to compare performance among several plans. Star ratings are
posted at the Federal government’s website -- www.medicare.gov.
Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star
Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the
About Universal American Corp.
Universal American Corp. (NYSE:UAM), through our family of healthcare
companies, provides health benefits to people covered
by Medicare and/or Medicaid. We are dedicated to working collaboratively
with healthcare professionals, especially primary care physicians, in
order to improve the health and well-being of those we serve and reduce
healthcare costs. For more information on Universal American, please
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