EmblemHealth Medicare Plan Receives Four Stars for Quality Highest of Any HMO in the New York City Region

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded EmblemHealth's Medicare HMO plan an overall rating of four stars for quality, the highest of any Medicare Advantage HMO in the New York City region.

All Medicare health and drug plans are rated overall on a one to five star scale, with one star representing poor performance, three stars representing average performance and five stars representing excellent performance. This overall rating summarizes more than 50 smaller measures that reflect how well plans deliver care and service. Plan performance Star Ratings are assessed each year and may change from one year to the next.

Complete information, including star ratings for insurers, is available at www.medicare.gov.

"We are pleased that EmblemHealth's Medicare HMO plan has been recognized by CMS. The four star rating reflects EmblemHealth's decades-long commitment to providing our members with access to quality, affordable health care and the best possible service," said William Lamoreaux, Senior Vice President, Government Programs. 

EmblemHealth currently enrolls 110,000 members in its Medicare HMO plan.  Through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) EmblemHealth has participated in the Medicare program since it was created by the federal government in 1965.   

About EmblemHealth: EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.4 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. EmblemHealth offers a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com.

SOURCE EmblemHealth