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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Medicare Advantage Plans Achieve 4-Star Rating

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 13, 2021--

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Georgia announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded many of the company’s 2022 Medicare Advantage plans a 4 Star rating, with five stars being the best rating. The 4 Star rating is an improvement compared to last year and a result of Anthem’s commitment of giving members access to high-quality healthcare services and plan benefits that meet members’ unique needs and help them improve their health and wellbeing.

“We have been committed to ensuring our members have access to high-quality, affordable healthcare services that meet their unique health needs, and that commitment is recognized with this rating,” said Raul Smith, President of Anthem’s North/East Region. “I also attribute this high Star Ratings to the collaborative relationships we have had with the care providers in our network. We know that much of our members’ healthcare experience happen in the interactions our members have with them and greatly appreciate everything providers do to help our members lead healthier lives.”

Medicare Star Ratings are issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and rate health plans on a scale of 1-5 Stars (5 Stars = Excellent). Star Ratings are derived as a composite of dozens of measures that gauge areas such as health plan members’ rating of service and care, how well provider partners detect illness and keep members healthy, and how well plans help members use recommended and safe prescription medications.

The following Medicare Advantage plans are rated 4 stars for 2022:

The CMS’ Medicare Star Rating system rates the quality and performance of Medicare Advantage plans to help consumers and their families compare plans. Medicare Advantage plans are rated on their ability to:

Star Ratings are calculated each year using a scale of one to five stars, and may change from year to year. The annual Medicare Star Ratings are posted online at .

Individuals who are interested in joining one of Anthem’s Medicare Advantage plans can enroll during this year’s Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The AEP begins October 15, 2021, and continues through December 7, 2021, and gives consumers enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B the opportunity to sign up for Anthem’s 2022 Medicare Advantage plans.

For details about Anthem’s Medicare plans, consumers can call (855) 866-3981, which is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 1 to Sept. 30; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, Oct. 1 to March 31. Consumers can also visit the company’s online store at .

Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Georgia, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The Blue Cross Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. is available at . Also, follow us on Twitter at and on Facebook at .

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KEYWORD: GEORGIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

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SOURCE: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Georgia

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PUB: 10/13/2021 07:29 AM/DISC: 10/13/2021 07:29 AM

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