PHOENIX, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage's (BCBSAZ Advantage) HMO plans have earned a high 4-star rating, out of a possible 5, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS). This 4-star rating applies to BCBSAZ Advantage HMO plans in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal Counties.
CMS uses the Star Rating System to measure how well Medicare Advantage plans perform while providing a system to help you and your family easily compare plans. Performance is measured based on information from member satisfaction surveys, plan details and healthcare providers. According to CMS, high star ratings mean better quality and value, making BCBSAZ Advantage a secure choice for seniors exploring their 2015 Medicare options.
"These high health plan ratings reflect the dedication and care we have for Arizona Seniors," said Dave Firdaus, chief executive officer for BCBSAZ Advantage. "Performance indicators of this level also highlight BCBSAZ Advantage's ability to offer programs that encourage members to be healthy, deliver on customer service needs and help manage long term conditions."
BCBSAZ Advantage is now enrolling Medicare-eligible Arizonans for the 2015 Medicare annual election (AEP) period which ends Dec. 7, 2014. Medicare-eligible individuals interested in learning more are encouraged to visit azbluemedicare.com.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage depends on contract renewal. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
BCBSAZ Advantage plans have been rated 4 out of 5 stars by CMS. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Details can be found at www.medicare.gov.
SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona