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Best Practices for Improving CMS Star Quality Ratings: April 16, 2013 Webinar


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"A Strategic, Best Practice Approach to Improve CMS Star Quality Ratings" is a new 45-minute webinar from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
2013-04-01 21:51:50 - L.E.K. Consulting will share its formula for enhancing CMS Star Quality Ratings during an April 16, 2013 webinar by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

SEA GIRT, NJ, USA, March 29, 2013 --- With nearly 40 percent of Medicare Advantage enrollees served by four- and five-star Medicare Advantage plans, the pressure is on for lower-performing plans to boost their own star quality ratings. Available online via CMS's Plan Finder, Star Quality Ratings not only influence enrollment, but also determine federal reimbursement rates, with bonus opportunities increasing in 2014.
The awarding of additional stars is tied to performance in specific areas, including prevention, care coordination, and the patient experience. During "A Strategic, Best Practice Approach to Improve CMS Star Quality Ratings," an April 16, 2013 webinar from the Healthcare Intelligence Network, participants will hear strategies to improve quality ratings and insight into the future direction of

the CMS Star Quality program. The 45-minute webinar is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Learn more about improving CMS Star Quality Ratings at: www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?starquality.

NEWS FACTS:

* Scheduled Speaker: Joseph Johnson, vice president, L.E.K. Consulting

* Conference Focus: Improvement strategies to drive improved star ratings; distinguishing between star rating measures that are plan-centric vs. provider-centric; a prioritization framework for assessing Star Quality improvement initiatives; focusing on the "right" provider/member cohorts to drive improved star ratings; provider and member engagement strategies to address areas for potential improvement; and risks and challenges to prepare for in future star ratings periods.

* Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on April 16, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern, including Q&A; "On-Demand" replay available April 18, 2013; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available May 7, 2013. Participants may add an on-demand, DVD or CD to their live session registration to share with colleagues.

Learn more about improving CMS Star Quality Ratings at: www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?starquality.

QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:

"With Medicare reimbursement based on star scores and the federal payor doing more than ever to promote enrollment in high quality plans, even giving those enrolled in low-performing plans the option to switch, the competition for enrollees is tougher than ever. L.E.K. Consulting will offer a roadmap to star score improvement and a starting point for improving the more than 50 measures from five different rating systems on which the Star Quality scores are based."

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network --- HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 449-4463, e-mail info@hin.com, or visit www.hin.com.





Press Information:
Healthcare Intelligence Network

800 State Highway 71, Suite 2
Sea Girt, NJ 08750

Contact Person:
Patricia Donovan
Managing Editor
Phone: 732-449-4468
email: email

Web: www.hin.com

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