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Medicare Advantage: Star System's Disproportionate Impact on MA Plans Focusing on Low-Income Populations

Monday, September 22, 2014
Courtesy of HealthAffairs Blog (

CMS evaluates Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan performance through a five Star Rating System. A close analysis by Health Affairs of the Star System finds compelling evidence that organizations focusing on low-income individuals encounter systematic challenges due to the characteristics of the populations they serve.

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