2019 CMS Star Rating
Dean Health Plan Receives 4.5-Star Rating for 2019 Medicare Advantage
Dean Health Plan is proud to announce its Medicare Advantage plans earned 4.5 out of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of its annual assessment of all Medicare Advantage plans. This rating is for the 2019 plan year, which starts on Jan. 1.
CMS calculates and shares Star Ratings each year for Medicare health and drug plans to help beneficiaries and their families compare plans based on quality and performance. Earning a 4.5-Star Rating is considered strong performance and demonstrates Dean’s commitment to providing high quality care and service. No other Medicare Advantage Plan in Wisconsin scored better.
Ratings range from 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest score and 1 being the lowest. The 2019 overall plan rating is based on health care and service quality measures across several categories, including: detecting illness and helping members stay healthy, managing chronic conditions, member satisfaction and pharmacy services.
This overall plan rating is extremely important because it gives a single score, so consumers can easily compare plans based on their quality and performance. CMS rated 376 Medicare Advantage contracts this year. For 2019, only 20.5% of plans in the U.S. reached 4.5 stars or better.
Dean Health Plan, a member of SSM Health, connects a strong network of health care providers, innovative hospitals, and comprehensive insurance coverage into one integrated health care system.
Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. For more information on Star Ratings, visit Medicare.gov.
Additional Quality Ratings
Dean Health Plan earned a 4.5 out of 5 Rating for our Commercial HMO product line with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2018. Dean also renewed its excellent accreditation status, which was refreshed with most recent HEDIS and CAHPS results.
Dean’s Medicare Cost plan, DeanCare Gold, achieved a 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating for 2019 from CMS and NCQA. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, of the 1,000-plus health insurance plans rated, they identified only 25 plans nationally that received an NCQA Medicare ranking of 4.5 or 5.0. And, both of Dean’s measured Marketplace products (HMO and EPO) earned a 5 out of 5 Stars for the Quality Rating System.
Dean Health Plan, Inc. is a HMO/HMO-POS with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Dean Health Plan, Inc. depends on contract renewal. Dean Health Plan markets under the names Dean Advantage and Prevea360 Medicare Advantage. DeanCare Gold (Cost) is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in DeanCare Gold depends on contract renewal.