Top Stars Performers Credit Coordinated Messaging, Targeted Outreach

  • Oct 20, 2022

    As CMS resumed normal Star Ratings calculations and gave greater weight to patient experience measures, the proportion of Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) earning 4 stars or higher for 2023 saw a dramatic drop from 2022, according to newly released CMS data. In an AIS Health series on successful Star Ratings strategies, top performers highlight connecting the dots around medication adherence, maintaining a year-round focus on member experience, and helping members navigate and utilize their benefits as key priorities. And while member outreach is a critical part of those initiatives, successful plans are careful to avoid overcommunicating with members and creating message fatigue, sources tell AIS Health, a division of MMIT. Read more
  • Lauren Flynn Kelly

    Lauren has been covering health business issues, including drug benefits and specialty pharmacy, for more than a decade. She served as editor of Drug Benefit News (the predecessor to Radar on Drug Benefits) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016, and now manages Radar on Medicare Advantage. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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