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Medicare Advantage insurers to get higher rating bonuses

Medicare Advantage insurers to get higher rating bonuses

MMore than two dozen Medicare Advantage insurers received higher quality ratings for 2024, based on a STAT review of new data released July 2 by the federal government.

Ten health insurers, including UnitedHealthcare from UnitedHealth Group and Aetna from CVS Health, have made major improvements to some of their services, earning hundreds of millions of dollars in additional bonuses funded by taxpayers.

Last month, the federal government said it would recalculate this year’s Medicare Advantage star ratings, which serve as a shorthand for an insurance plan’s quality. Federal courts required the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make changes after ruling the agency made errors in its own methodology.

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