CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) is proud to announce that its Medicare Advantage plans in Ohio have received four Stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2017.
The Anthem MediBlue Essential (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO) and Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO SNP) plans received a four Star rating from CMS. That is up from 3.5 Stars the previous year. The HMO plans are available in Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Fulton, Geauga, Greene, Hamilton, Lake, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Ottawa, Portage, Preble, Richland, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Union, Warren, and Wood counties.
The Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) and Anthem MediBlue Access Enhanced (PPO) plans also received a four Star rating from CMS. The LPPO plans are available in Ashland, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Geauga, Greene, Hancock, Lake, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Medina, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Portage, Preble, Sandusky, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Warren, Wayne, and Wood counties.
The CMS Medicare Star Rating system ranks the performance and quality of Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug plans to help beneficiaries and their families compare plans. Star Ratings are calculated each year using a scale of one to five stars (with five being the best), and may change from year to year, depending on how the plan performs. Medicare Advantage plans are rated on their ability to help members stay healthy, assist members in managing chronic (long-term) conditions, ensuring positive member experiences with their health plan, achieving member satisfaction, and providing effective customer service. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug plans are also rated on how well they perform on drug plan customer service, member complaints, member experience with drug plan and drug safety.
“We are very pleased that our plans have achieved this strong rating from CMS,” said David McNichols, president of Anthem Medicare’s central region. “This achievement further exemplifies our commitment to excellence and our ongoing collaboration with providers to ensure consumers have access to affordable, high quality health care.”
These plans are available for purchase during Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP), which began Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7. Plans purchased during AEP are effective Jan. 1, 2017. For more information about Anthem’s Medicare plans, call (855) 878-1109 or visit www.anthem.com/shop.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem depends on contract renewal.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is a D-SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Ohio Medicaid program. Enrollment in Anthem depends on contract renewal. This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare.
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.
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Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO) Customer Service: 1-855-690-7796
Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO SNP) Customer Service: 1-844-879-3610
Anthem MediBlue Essential (HMO) Customer Service: 1-855-690-7796
Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) Customer Service: 1-855-690-7801
Anthem MediBlue Access Enhanced (PPO) Customer Service: 1-855-690-7801
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