Asuris is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have ranked the 2020 Asuris Medicare Advantage health plan with strong Star Ratings based on care quality and performance.
A measure of health plan quality, CMS Star Ratings*, are based on more than 40 different performance indicators that evaluate care quality and member experience. These annual ratings, which range from 1 (low) to 5 (high), help educate Medicare Advantage consumers who are shopping for a plan, during the CMS Annual Election Period (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7) or when they become eligible for Medicare. CMS Star Ratings also provide data transparency and incentives to improve health outcomes and patient care quality. Achieving a rating of 4 stars or higher indicates that a health plan is performing above average compared to other health plans, as well as improving year over year in service to its members.
Each measure CMS uses for its Star Ratings aligns with one of five core areas—staying healthy with preventative screenings; managing chronic conditions; how members experience their health plan; customer service; and drug safety and pricing accuracy. Asuris achieved a high score by providing high-quality customer service, reducing patient readmissions, and helping members manage chronic conditions.
For 2020, Asuris earned 4 stars out of five (5) stars for its Medicare Advantage plan. “Asuris’ 2020 Star Rating reflects our relentless commitment to providing exceptional, cost-effective coverage to our Medicare members,” said Kathleen Faulk, Asuris’ general manager of government programs. “Achieving this rating means that Asuris Medicare Advantage members next year will be enrolled in a high-quality, high-value health plan.”
Asuris helped its Medicare members achieve improvements in several focus areas, including diabetes management and medication adherence. Working hard to provide its members with high-quality health benefits and coverage in 2020 and beyond, Asuris will continue to invest in resources that improve member health and wellbeing.
“Members can select high-quality, cost-effective benefits and coverage tailored to different personal needs and budgets—all backed by Asuris’ award-winning Customer Service team,” said Faulk. “Anyone who would like to learn more about our plan can visit asuris.com/go/shop or call us at 1-844-278-7472” *Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.
About Asuris Northwest Health
Asuris Northwest Health offers a full range of health care coverage options, including dental coverage, for eastern Washington employers and individuals. We also offer Medicare supplemental plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, and provide member access to more than 20,000 health care providers. Asuris is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. Asuris Northwest Health, a nonprofit health plan, is a member of the Cambia Health Solutions family of companies. For more information, please visit www.asuris.com or www.twitter.com/AsurisNWHealth.