In this bonus episode, we welcome Stars expert, Megan Piotrowski, for an in-depth review of the recent Star Ratings release. On October 13, 2023, the 2024 Medicare Advantage and Part D Star Ratings were published on Medicare Plan Finder, largely representing Measurement Year 2022 data submitted to CMS.
We discuss the variables that influenced performance and why it's the second year in a row, the average Star Ratings have declined and some plans might be seeing less than ideal performance. More than a third of plans saw a Star Ratings decline this cycle.
Tune in to learn about the changes that will impact 2024 performance including the Tukey Outlier Deletion Method, the transition of several HEDIS measures to Electronic Clinical Data Systems (ECDS), measure weight changes, and more.
About Our Guest
Megan Piotrowski is a Star Ratings and quality strategy manager evaluating market trends and competitive landscape to develop initiative offerings and long-term strategies for the continued maintenance of 4-Star Ratings. Megan has held a variety of regulatory, quality leadership and consultant roles across the continuum of healthcare. She’s led the quality improvement initiatives on behalf of health plans across all lines of business, as well as for health systems, providers, and community and government-based organizations. She holds a Master of Science in Health Informatics from Northwestern University.