On January 15, 2021, CMS released the Contract Year 2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule[1]. The final rule codified updates to the Star Ratings program, including measure updates, technical clarifications to calculate Star Ratings for contracts that consolidate and for the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy, and Quality Bonus Payment (QBP) rating rules for new contracts under existing parent organizations. This brief discusses the changes that are specific to the Final Rule.

What are some of the upcoming changes to the CMS Star Ratings program?