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Care N' Care

November 26, 2013 11:47 ET

Care N' Care Earns Highest Rating in Texas for Medicare Advantage PPO

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 26, 2013) - Fort Worth-based Care N' Care, a preferred provider organization (PPO) with a Medicare contract, has received an overall plan rating of 4.5 stars, achieving the highest rating in Texas among all Medicare Advantage PPOs. Care N' Care is owned and governed by local physicians.

"This ranking should give current enrollees in Care N' Care's Medicare Advantage plan great confidence about the care they are receiving," said Tom Deas, MD, president of Care N' Care. "Other North Texans need to know that now is the period when Medicare eligible individuals can sign up to participate in a Medicare Advantage program for 2014, and they can switch to the highest rated Medicare Advantage PPO plan in the state."

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates all health and prescription drug plans each year based on a plan's quality and performance. The Five-Star Quality Rating System is intended to be a simple, objective, authoritative starting point to measure the quality and performance of every Medicare plan annually. CMS wants consumers to know that higher quality means better care and value, and they advise consumers to review their current plan and compare it with other options annually to make sure enrollees are getting the best value. CMS believes that star ratings may be the single most important resource consumers can use to compare Medicare health and drug plans.

In addition to its overall star rating of 4.5, Care N' Care also received 5 stars in the categories of:

  • Customer Service
  • Overall Rating of Health Plan
  • Overall Rating of Healthcare Quality

CMS evaluates health plans using more than 50 different measures in five important categories:

1. Staying health: providing screenings, tests and vaccines

2. Effectiveness in managing chronic conditions

3. Member experience with the health plan

4. Member complaints, problems getting services, and improvements in the health plan's performance

5. Health plan customer service

Care N' Care was created to provide North Texas seniors with the right healthcare coverage to meet their lifestyle and healthcare needs. Care N' Care provides an affordable alternative to Medicare supplemental insurance and other types of Medicare health plans. Its plans give Medicare beneficiaries easy access to the care they need when they need it, without restrictions or red tape, and free from the hassle of referrals and authorizations.

"Even before the Medicare Star Ratings program began, Care N' Care's physicians were practicing a 'patients-first' philosophy of care. Care N' Care was created to provide North Texas seniors with the right healthcare coverage to meet their lifestyle and healthcare needs," said Deas.

About Care N' Care

Care N' Care is a Medicare Advantage preferred provider organization (PPO) plan created by local doctors. Serving North Texas Medicare beneficiaries in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Rockwall, Tarrant, and parts of Parker County, Care N' Care health insurance coverage goes beyond traditional Medicare, including: lower copayments for doctor visits, hospitalization, outpatient surgery, and much more. For more information about Care N' Care, call 1-877-374-7993 or visit www.cnchealthplan.com.

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