The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a Star rating program to evaluate the overall quality of care that Medicare beneficiaries receive from their health plan, physicians, hospitals, and other providers.
The ratings support the efforts of CMS to improve the level of accountability for the care provided by physicians, hospitals, and other providers.
|Rev#:||Date:||Nature of Change:|
|1.0||05/30/2017||Added a hyperlink to the Breast Cancer Screening PRC Guide.|
|1.1||06/01/2017||Added a hyperlink to the Statin Use in Persons with Diabetes guide.|
|1.2||06/02/2017||Added a link to Medication Adherence for Cholesterol guide.|
|1.3||06/05/2017||Added links to the following guides: Medication Reconciliation Post Discharge Hospitalizations for Potentially Preventable Complications Medication Adherence for Hypertension (RAS antagonists) Diabetes Care – Eye Exam Medication Adherence for Diabetes Medications Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Form|
|1.4||06/07/2017||Added links to the following guides: Colorectal Cancer Screening Adult BMI Assessment Diabetes Care – Kidney Disease Monitoring|
|1.4||06/08/2017||Added a link to the following guide: Diabetes Care – Blood Sugar Controlled.|
|1.4||06/19/2017||Added a link to the following guide: Controlling Blood Pressure.|
|1.5||06/21/2017||Added a link to the following guide: Care of Older Adults (COA) Patient Medication Review.|
|1.5||07/19/2017||Added a link to the Akamai Advantage Dual Care Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Form under the tools section.|
|1.6||08/11/2017||08/11/2017: Added a link to the Akamai Advantage Dual Care Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Form - LARGE Print under the tools section.|
|1.7||10/12/2017||Added a link to the Diabetes Education Classes Flyer under the Incentive Program Reference section.|
|1.8||10/13/2017||Added a link to the Kidney Education Classes Flyer under the Incentive Program Reference section.|
|1.9||10/30/2017||Revised the links for the AWV Toolkit under the Tools section.|
|1.9||11/01/2017||Added links to: Breast Cancer Screening Benefit Guide & Mammogram Locations – Akamai Advantage and AWV Screening Checklist.|
|1.9||11/08/2017||Added a link to the Medical Assistant Guide in the Tools section.|
|1.10||11/22/2017||Added a link to the Medical AWV Sample Patient Letter.|
|1.11||12/20/2017||Naming convention change - Akamai Advantage to HMSA Akamai Advantage.|
|1.12||01/08/2018||Updated the General Overview of Medicare Star Ratings link to point to current content.|
|1.13||03/02/2018||Removed the following bullet point: Senior Community Resource Handbook.|
|1.14||03/15/2018||Added a link to the HMSA Akamai Advantage Diabetes Education Flyer. Removed the Incentive Program Reference section, including document and its links.|
|1.15||03/19/2019||Updated the link to the Medicare Star Ratings Guide and removed the link to HMSA Akamai Advantage Diabetes Education Flyer.|
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