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Quality ratings of Medicare Advantage plans

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rates the relative quality of the private plans that are offered to Medicare beneficiaries through the Medicare Advantage program. The score provides an overall measure of a plan’s quality, and a cumulative indicator of the quality of care, access to care, responsiveness, and beneficiary satisfaction provided by the plan.

MA organizations with the highest enrollment in rated plans
Plan name Star rating (out of 5)
Kaiser Permanente 4.07
Highmark 3.83
HealthSpring 3.30
Coventry 3.22
Health Net 3.14
Aetna 3.13
Emblem Health 3.09
UnitedHealth Group 2.92
WellPoint 2.82
Humana 2.76
Note that no statistical comparisons were made between organizations.
Source: Kaiser Family analysis of the 2010 Medicare Health Plan Quality and Performance Ratings.

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