Healthcare Dive writes: CMS on Friday released a final rule that gives more weight to patient experience, complaint and access measures in Medicare Advantage and Part D star ratings and reduces the influence of outliers. It also finalizes a proposal to modify the calculation of 2021 and 2022 Part C and D star ratings to “address the expected disruption to data collection and impact on measure scores posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid inadvertently creating incentives to place cost considerations above patient safety,” according to a CMS fact sheet.
- Healthcare Dive: https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/ma-part-d-final-rule-gives-more-star-ratings-weight-to-patient-experience/578505/
- CMS Final Rule: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-11342.pdf (PDF)
- CMS Factsheet: Contract Year 2021 Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule (CMS-4190-F1) Fact Sheet