CERRITOS, CA, December 17, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- CareMore Health System’s Medicare Advantage Plan has been recognized as one of the top two plans in California by U.S. News & World Report, the nation’s leading provider of service news and information, and creator of the highly-recognized "Best" series of consumer guides.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition for our Medicare Advantage Plans in California,” says Jason Barker, President of CareMore Health System. “CareMore started in California so receiving this acknowledgment in the state where we originated is a special achievement.”
The list of rankings was determined using data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which gives each health insurance plan a 1 to 5 star rating at half-star intervals. To make the U.S. News & World Report list, health plans were required to hold consistent three star ratings for every plan offered in that state, and a 4.5 star rating overall.
This year, the report also factored in the CMS dimensions of “Wellness Care” and “Customer Service,” which track aspects such as phone call responsiveness and how often high-risk patients receive medical screenings. Out of the 27 companies that offer health insurance plans in California, only two were found to offer top-performance plans consistently.
“This announcement coincides well with the open enrollment period in helping Medicare beneficiaries to make an informed decision to select a top plan,” said Barker. “The ranking validates the hard work and consistency our physicians and staff employ to provide an exceptional health care experience to our members. CareMore will continue its commitment to expand our model to provide access to exceptional care to more consumers.”
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Medicare Plans list serves as a guide to help aging adults decide which Medicare Advantage Plan is the best option.
To learn more about CareMore Health System and our Medicare advantage plans visit: www.caremore.com.
CareMore, a subsidiary of WellPoint, has developed a model of care that is known for identifying the physical, mental and social needs of older adults and other populations and developing innovative programs to successfully address them. The company serves more than 75,000 Medicare members throughout Southern California, Northern California, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., and Richmond, Va., under federally-approved Medicare Advantage contracts. CareMore also is participating in a dual demonstration project in parts of Los Angeles County, in conjunction with state and federal regulators, to coordinate care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Additionally, CareMore operates a medical group and offers its proven clinical and health technology models to third parties through various subsidiaries.
CareMore Health Plan is an HMO/HMO SNP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CareMore Health Plan depends on contract renewal. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system.
Contact-Details: Elise Anguizola
MGA for CareMore