For the first time ever, the VNSNY CHOICE Total health plan achieved an overall 4-Star rating in the 2021 Medicare Star Ratings Program.
CHOICE Total is an integrated plan, meaning it combines Medicare and Medicaid benefits in a single plan for people enrolled in both programs. Each year, the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates all Medicare health and prescription drug plans on a scale of 1 Star to 5 Stars, based on the plan’s performance against nearly 50 quality and customer satisfaction measures.
In addition to laying the foundation for CHOICE’s continued growth, the 4-Star rating qualifies CHOICE Total for a 5% Quality Bonus, which the plan can invest in enhanced member benefits for the upcoming year.
“This tremendous accomplishment would not have been possible without the hard work of and collaboration between numerous CHOICE and VNSNY departments,” says Mihriban Brickner, Vice President for Quality and Member Safety at CHOICE.
“This reflects all the hard work done across VNSNY and CHOICE,” adds Hany Abdelaal, President of VNSNY CHOICE. “Thanks to all!”