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ACA Exchanges To Start Publishing CMS Star Ratings For Health Plans

Posted in Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid

On August 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that HealthCare.gov and state health exchanges will require “the display of the five-star Quality Rating System (or star ratings) available nationwide for health plans … beginning with the 2020 Open Enrollment Period.” For the first time consumers will be able to compare health coverage options using the CMS five-star rating for each plan to compare the quality, along with the price, of health plans on Exchange websites, including HealthCare.gov. It is important to note that star ratings may not be available in all areas of the country or when a plan is new or has low enrollment. The lack of a star rating does not mean a plan has a low quality rating. The 2020 Open Enrollment Period is November 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019. 

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