Amerigroup today announced that the Companys 2019 Medicare Advantage HMO plans, which will be offered in Pima and Maricopa counties, are rated 4 Stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with five stars being the best rating. CMS Medicare Star Ratings gives health plans scores for the quality and performance of their services.
These Star Ratings results recognize the innovative products and services consumers can expect from Amerigroups Medicare Advantage health plans, said Josh Martin, President of the Companys West Medicare Region. We understand the dynamic needs of the Medicare-eligible population, and as such, the Company will continue to develop solutions that will make it simpler for consumers to improve their health and well-being. In addition, we have been fortunate to collaborate with care providers in our network who play an important role in helping us deliver an enhanced healthcare experience for individuals enrolled in our health plans.
The following Medicare Advantage plans are rated 4 Stars for 2019:
- Amerivantage CareMore Classic (HMO)
- Amerivantage CareMore Smart Value (HMO)
- Amerivantage CareMore Care Access (HMO)
- Amerivantage CareMore Diabetes (HMO SNP)
- Amerivantage CareMore Heart Care (HMO SNP)
- Amerivantage CareMore COPD (HMO SNP)
- Amerivantage CareMore Care To You (HMO SNP)
The CMS Medicare Star Rating system rates the quality and performance of Medicare Advantage plans to help consumers and their families compare plans. Medicare Advantage plans are rated on their ability to:
- Help members stay healthy
- Assist members in managing chronic conditions
- Ensure positive member experiences with their health plan
- Achieve member satisfaction
- Provide effective customer service
Additionally, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans that provide drug services are rated on how well they provide prescription-related coverage along a number of factors: customer service, member complaints, member experience with drug plan, and drug safety.
Star Ratings are calculated each year using a scale of one to five stars, and may change from year to year. The annual Medicare Star Ratings are posted online at www.medicare.gov.
Consumers can enroll in Amerigroups 2019 Medicare Advantage plans during Medicares Annual Election Period (AEP), which began October 15, 2018 and continues through December 7, 2018. Plans purchased during AEP are effective January 1, 2019. Some consumers are eligible to enroll in a Medicare plan outside of AEP. These individuals include those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits; consumers who qualify for a special enrollment period, such as those who recently moved; or individuals who are turning 65 and newly eligible for Medicare. For details about Amerigroup Medicare plans in your area, call (888) 562-8261 or visit Amerigroups Medicare online store at https://shop.amerigroup.com/medicare/.
Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.
The Star Ratings referenced above apply to contract H2593. Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State Medicaid program. Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO CSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State Medicaid program. Amerigroup Texas, Inc. is an HMO ISNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State Medicaid program. Enrollment in Amerigroup depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and activities. ATENCI“N: Si habla espa±ol, tiene a su disposici³n servicios gratuitos de asistencia ling¼stica. Llame al 1-888-230-7338 (TTY: 711). æ³¨æ„ï¼šå¦‚æžæ‚¨ä½¿ç¨ç¹é«ä¸æ–‡ï¼Œæ‚¨å¯ä»¥å…è²»ç²å¾—èªžè¨æ´åŠæå‹ã‚è«‹è‡´é›»1-888-230-7338ï¼ˆTTYï¼š711ï¼‰ã‚ This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Other providers are available in our network. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
Amerigroup is part of the Anthem Government Business Division (GBD). Through the GBD, Anthem serves 7.4 million seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families and other state and federally sponsored beneficiaries, and National Government Services enrollees (including the Federal Employee Program) in 26 states, making us one of the nations leading providers of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.
Hieu Nguyen, 202-510-8848