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CarePlus Health Plans, Inc. Achieves Highest Medicare Quality Rating

The CarePlus Medicare Advantage HMO, offered throughout Florida, receives the 5-star, “excellent” Medicare quality rating

Released Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:32 pm EDT

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE (link opens in new window))--CarePlus Health Plans, Inc.’s Medicare Advantage plan in Florida achieved 5-stars – the highest possible rating – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 2019 plan year. This marks the second time that the CarePlus Medicare Advantage HMO, offered statewide in Florida, achieved the 5-star rating.

“Keeping our members healthy is at the heart of all that we do, and we’re honored and proud to have that work recognized by CMS,” said CarePlus Regional President Bruno Piquin. “We’re especially grateful to our more than 117,000 members in Florida, to the caring physicians who partner with us to offer high quality medical care to our members, and to our 900-plus employees who work tirelessly to offer the best possible customer experience for our members.”

The Medicare 5-Star rating system rates the excellence of Medicare plans nationally. A plan may receive a rating between one and five stars, with five stars representing the highest rating. Star ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.

CMS posts the updated ratings, prior to the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period (AEP), at www.medicare.gov (link opens in new window). The AEP, for plans that are effective January 1, 2019, begins on October 15 and runs through December 7.

Receiving the 5-star rating also means that Medicare beneficiaries have the flexibility to switch to a CarePlus 5-star rated Medicare Advantage plan at any time of the year, using certain guidelines, rather than being limited to the AEP.

CMS uses information from member-satisfaction surveys, health plans, and health care providers to assign overall Star Ratings to plans. The rating system uses more than 40 different quality measures in five categories, including:

  • Staying healthy: screening tests and vaccines
  • Managing chronic (long-term) conditions
  • Member experience with the health plan
  • Member complaints and changes in the health plan’s performance
  • Health plan customer service

CarePlus has been offering Medicare Advantage plans in Florida for 18 years. Most of their plans feature many benefits at no additional cost to its members, like a 24-hour nurse advice line, preventive care and screenings, and membership in the SilverSneakers Fitness Program (link opens in new window), one of the nation’s leading exercise programs for older adults.

People who are Medicare-eligible can find out more about CarePlus Health Plans by contacting 1-855-450-1352, TTY 711 or visiting www.careplushealthplans.com.

About CarePlus Health Plans, Inc.

CarePlus Health Plans, Inc. is a recognized leader and innovator in health care delivery that has been in operation in the state of Florida for 18 years. CarePlus is committed to enriching the health care experience for consumers and business partners through the provision of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Advantage Special Needs HMO health plans.

Based in Miami, Fla., the company offers a broad choice of Medicare Advantage plans and has more than 117,300 Medicare Advantage members located throughout Florida.

More information can also be available at: www.careplushealthplans.com.

CarePlus is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CarePlus depends on contract renewal. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.

Baptist Health Now in Network for CarePlus Health Plans Medicare Members

Contracts include all Baptist Health facilities in Monroe, Dade, Broward, Palm Beach counties

Release Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:23 am EDT

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE (link opens in new window))--CarePlus Health Plans, Inc. a South Florida-based Medicare Advantage HMO, announced today they have signed agreements with Baptist Health South Florida(link opens in new window) that provide in-network access to their Medicare members, effective Oct.15, 2018.

The agreements encompass all 10 of Baptist Health’s hospitals, its ancillary health facilities and its nearly 500 physicians and other providers, including primary care, cardiology and oncology.

“Baptist Health South Florida is an important part of our strategy to offer our Medicare members a robust network of quality healthcare providers,” said CarePlus Regional President Bruno Piquin.

“We are pleased to work with CarePlus Health Plans to expand access to care for the benefit of the communities we serve,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health.

About CarePlus Health Plans

CarePlus Health Plans, Inc. is a recognized leader and innovator in health care delivery that has been in operation in the state of Florida for over 18 years. CarePlus is committed to enriching the health care experience for consumers and business partners through the provision of Medicare Advantage HMO health plans.

Based in Miami, Fla., the company offers a broad choice of Medicare Advantage plans and has more than 117,000 Medicare Advantage members located throughout Florida.

More information can also be available at: www.careplushealthplans.com.

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/newsroom(link opens in new window) and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF(link opens in new window) and on Twitter and Instagram.

Additional Information

CarePlus is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CarePlus depends on contract renewal. Other providers are available in our network.