Kaiser Permanente leads the nation with six 5-star Medicare health plans
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Friday that of 563 Medicare Advantage plans rated nationwide, only 11 Medicare health plans with prescription drug benefit earned 5 stars for 2013 — the highest overall rating for quality and service. Six of those plans were Kaiser Permanente Medicare plans. The Kaiser Permanente 5-star Medicare plans are those operating in California, the Northwest (Oregon and Washington), Hawaii, Colorado, Ohio and the Mid-Atlantic States (Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia). Kaiser Permanente’s Georgia region is the top-rated individual plan in the state with 4.5 stars.