Flagship Texas Plan Awarded 4.5 Star Rating
Weighted Average Improves to 4.12
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Universal American Corp. (NYSE:UAM) announced gains in Medicare Star
Quality for 2017 as published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
The company’s flagship TexanPlus® HMO plan, serving
Medicare beneficiaries in Houston-Beaumont, Texas for more than 15
years and representing 57% of current membership, has improved to a
4.5 Star Quality Rating (out of 5 stars).
The company’s PPO in the Northeast, Todays Options, maintained its 4
Star Quality Rating (out of 5 stars).
The company’s Network Private-Fee-for Service plan in the Northeast
was reduced from 4 Stars to 3.5 Stars (out of 5 stars).
The overall enrollment-weighted Star rating for Universal American’s
Medicare Advantage membership also increased from 3.96 to 4.12 Stars.
72% of our membership is in plans rated 4 Stars or higher (out of 5
“Our collaboration with primary care physicians, especially in
Houston-Beaumont, is the central and defining element of our company’s
business strategy, and these partnerships are nowhere more active or
rewarding than in our Medicare Advantage quality program,” said Richard
A. Barasch, CEO of Universal American. “We are very proud of this year’s
ratings which show that we are working even more effectively with our
doctors to ensure quality care and improve the experience our members
have with us.”
Universal American operates Medicare Advantage plans in Texas, New York
and Maine. For more information about the company’s 2017 Medicare
Advantage plans, please visit www.UniversalAmerican.com.
Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star
Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the
next. The overall rating provides a way for Medicare beneficiaries,
their families, and caregivers to compare performance across plans. Star
ratings are posted on the Medicare Plan Finder located at www.medicare.gov.
About Universal American Corp.
Universal American (NYSE:UAM), through our family of healthcare
companies, provides health benefits to people covered by Medicare. We
are dedicated to working collaboratively with healthcare professionals,
especially primary care physicians, in order to improve the health and
well-being of those we serve and reduce healthcare costs. For more
information on Universal American, please visit our website at www.UniversalAmerican.com.
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