RAND Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Contract Star Ratings Technical Expert Panel May 31st 2018 Meeting

by Cheryl L. Damberg, Susan M. Paddock

Download Free Electronic Document

Member List

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.1 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Agenda

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.1 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Meeting Summary

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.3 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Presentation

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 4.2 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

On May 31, 2018, the RAND Corporation convened a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) meeting to gather input on analyses that could be conducted to further enhance the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Contract Star Ratings program. The TEP is composed of a diverse group of individuals with expertise across a wide range of disciplines including quality measurement, risk adjustment, statistical methods, and delivery of health care to Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in MA and Part D contracts. The TEP does not replace existing mechanisms to obtain broad stakeholder input regarding enhancements to the Star Ratings program.

During this first TEP meeting, RAND sought input on analyses for consideration regarding three topics: 1) measure thresholds used to assign Star Ratings, 2) the utility and feasibility of constructing and reporting Star Ratings at the level of Plan Benefit Package (PBP) or geographic area, and 3) the measures included in the calculation of Star Ratings.

The member list includes TEP members who participated in the May 31, 2018 TEP meeting. The meeting agenda is a timeline of discussion topics and speakers for the May 31 TEP meeting. The meeting summary includes a list of meeting attendees, summary of the meeting and discussions during the meeting, as well as analytic ideas that surfaced during discussions. The summary is organized by discussion topic, which maps to the content of the presentation. The presentation is a PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation given during the May 31 TEP meeting.

These conference proceedings should be of interest to affected stakeholders, researchers and policymakers focused on enhancing the MA and Part D contract Star Ratings system.

Research conducted by

The research discussed at this conference was conducted by RAND Health.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Conference proceeding series. RAND conference proceedings present a collection of papers delivered at a conference or a summary of the conference.

Our mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis is enabled through our core values of quality and objectivity and our unwavering commitment to the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior. To help ensure our research and analysis are rigorous, objective, and nonpartisan, we subject our research publications to a robust and exacting quality-assurance process; avoid both the appearance and reality of financial and other conflicts of interest through staff training, project screening, and a policy of mandatory disclosure; and pursue transparency in our research engagements through our commitment to the open publication of our research findings and recommendations, disclosure of the source of funding of published research, and policies to ensure intellectual independence. For more information, visit www.rand.org/about/principles.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.