Star-Ratings Experts to Dissect New 2017 Ratings Data in Nov. 2 AIS Webinar
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) - - Washington, DC

CMS’s star quality ratings are a critical measure of success in the Medicare program, with high ratings translating to bonuses for top-performing Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and member retention, enrollment and marketing advantages for both MA and Part D high achievers. “The 2017 Medicare Star Ratings: How to Translate New CMS Data Into Future Successes,” a Nov. 2 webinar from Atlantic Information Services, will dissect the brand-new 2017 star-ratings data to help organizations develop successful strategies for 2018 and beyond.

In a 90-minute program, two experts in star ratings from Inovalon, Inc. — Christie Teigland, Ph.D., vice president of advanced analytics with Inovalon’s Avalere Health, and Patrick Donnelly, director of product execution for Inovalon’s Quality Spectrum solution — will answer these and other important questions:

  • Which types of plans scored best and worst in the 2017 star quality ratings? Which showed the greatest change?
  • Which measures continue to drag down overall ratings? To what degree are the drug-related measures a factor?
  • How were plans impacted by new adjustments to account for the impact of socioeconomic and disability status on ratings, and how can research findings help shape strategies to achieve optimal results for disadvantaged members?
  • What other changes have been made to the star-ratings measures that MA and Part D plans are finding difficult to manage?
  • How can plans prepare for potential adjustments to star ratings for 2018 and beyond, such as changes CMS is considering to better reflect enforcement actions?

The webinar includes a concluding 30-minute Q&A session for individual guidance.

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Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for nearly 30 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals and health systems, health insurance companies, medical group practices, purchasers of health insurance, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, databases, websites, looseleafs, strategic reports, directories, webinars, virtual conferences and training programs. Learn more at

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