CMS released the 2019 star ratings for Medicare Advantage health plans, a market that continues with year-over-year steady growth, with increasing health plan options for members, and an expected growth of 2.4 million members by 2019.

Based on the CMS data release on star ratings, nineteen Medicare Advantage plans earned a five-star overall rating, with Kaiser Permanente earning a 5-star rating for four MA health plans — the highest number of stars by a single payer.

The number of health plans receiving a 5-star overall rating decreased with 24 health plans receiving 5 stars in 2018 versus only 21 health plans in 2019.

Download the full data set here: CMS Star Ratings Data

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