Health Equity Index
BHA interprets what CMS is proposing in the Rule for the new Health Equity Index, how it's calculated and what it means for Medicare Advantage Plans. More plans receive an HEI Reward Factor than the legacy Reward Factor, but the average reward size is smaller.
1/17/23 - Added more details about the median and half median. CMS provides these figures -41.6% and 20.8% on page 565.
In the recent Proposed Rule, CMS listed a number of sweeping changes to Medicare Advantage Star Ratings. Some of the key provisions are:<