Each year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates all Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D). Ratings are assigned based on a scale from 1 star to 5 stars:
There are currently over a dozen measures in four categories which contribute to Medicare Part D star ratings. Rating factors come from a number of sources such as member surveys, monitoring from CMS, and self-reported information from the plan’s carrier. The following table provides information on factors that determine the overall health plan quality rating for Medicare Part D plans:
|Drug Plan Customer Service|
|Member Complaints, Issues Getting Services, and Performance Improvement|
|Member Experience with Drug Plan||Includes scores from member satisfaction surveys on areas such as:|
|Drug Pricing & Patient Safety|
Star ratings are not currently available for 2015 Medicare Part D plans but they will be released in late September or early October 2014 and will be available to view through our Medicare plan comparison tool. Check this page again in October for additional information and analysis of 2015 Medicare Part D plans. For information on 2015 CMS star ratings for Medicare Advantage plans visit our Medicare Advantage Star Ratings page.
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