60% of Medicare Advantage Enrollees in Plans with 4 or More Stars

New analysis from Avalere finds that the proportion of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries enrolled in plans with 4 or more stars climbed from 38% in 2014 to 60% in 2015.

New analysis from Avalere finds that the proportion of Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries enrolled in plans with 4 or more stars climbed from 38% in 2014 to 60% in 2015.

Meanwhile, MA plans with 3.5 stars or lower went from 60% enrollment in 2014 to only 39% in 2015. Plans receive star ratings in MA based on their performance on a series of quality measures. Star ratings are designed to help beneficiaries choose between plan options.

“The shift to higher star plans is a result of beneficiaries gravitating toward plans that have higher star ratings,” said Christine Harhaj, senior manager at Avalere.

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