Durham, NC — On September 2nd, CMS released the update for the Medicare 2016 Part C & D Star Rating Technical Notes. This update documents the following:
- New measures added to the program
- Changes to the calculation methodology, and
- Updates to the thresholds for the measures in the Medicare Star Rating program.
These changes have been applied to create the 2016 Star Rating for Medicare Part C& D plans displayed on the Medicare Plan Finder found at www.medicare.gov. Medicare beneficiaries, beginning on October 15th, can view these 2016 Star Ratings when selecting their MA-PD or PDP for the 2016 benefit year. Effective October 16th, Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) will begin displaying the updated 2016 Star Rating thresholds in EQuIPP.
For more information about the Medicare 2016 Part C & D Star Rating Technical Notes, please visit the EQuIPP Resources page.