BALTIMORE, MD - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Highland Springs retirement community in North Dallas, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage®, has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2014 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C, and 4.5-stars for Parts C and D combined.
The Part C 5-star rating is the highest rating a Medicare health plan can receive for quality in five categories: staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, ratings of responsiveness and care, complaints and appeals, and health plan customer service. A 5-star rating is considered exceptional.
Other CMS 2014 composite measures highlight Erickson Advantage as one of the best for services, including being tied for second place for access to care and providing appointments and care quickly, tied for third place with getting needed care, and tied for fifth place with 30-day hospital readmissions.
"These outcomes are a true reflection of the quality performance of our entire health care model and team, as well as our interdisciplinary approach," said Matthew Narrett, M.D., Erickson Living's Chief Medical Officer. "It's rewarding to be among America's leading geriatric health care systems and to be able to offer choices in health care that help Medicare beneficiaries maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle."
Erickson Advantage is a Medicare Advantage health plan offered through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. These unique health plans (designed exclusively for Erickson Living residents), emphasizes a holistic approach across the continuum of care and aligns health benefits with surrounding supportive services in an effort to help improve quality while reducing cost for Erickson residents and their beneficiaries.
About Erickson Living: Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Erickson Living is a nation-leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities. Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at: www.ericksonliving.com.
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.
Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of its affiliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan's contract renewal with Medicare.
About Highland Springs: Highland Springs is one of sixteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in North Dallas, Texas, the scenic 89-acre campus is home to more than 650 residents. Highland Springs is the ideal greater Dallas retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.