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ClearStone Solutions guides client to highest quality rating of 5 stars for 3rd year!


ClearStone is the only plan in the Nation to achieve the top rating every year since CMS began the system in 2010.

Eagan, MN (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

ClearStone Solutions is proud to announce that it has guided its largest Medicare Part D client, covering 300,000 members, to an unprecedented five-star rating for the third consecutive year. The top industry rating awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a comprehensive assessment of health plan performance and quality. Five-star plans are permitted to offer a special continual enrollment period, letting those eligible to enroll in the plan year round.

“Having access to an affordable, high quality product throughout the year is an incredible opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries.” said Deborah Madson, President, ClearStone Solutions. “I am delighted we have been able to deliver this exceptional performance on behalf of our largest and most complex client. Achievement of a five-star rating for the past three years is a testament to the expertise and unique capabilities of our staff and supporting infrastructure.”

ClearStone's client was one of only four Medicare Part D prescription drug plans in the United States to receive five-out-of-five stars for 2013 and is the only five-star plan in its region. Additionally, it is the only plan in the Nation to achieve the top rating every year since CMS began the system in 2010.

The star rating system is designed to provide consumers with additional information to help them choose Medicare coverage from among the plans offered in their area. Plans are rated based on the results of several quality measures, such as access to care, responsiveness and customer satisfaction. Each plan receives a score for the plans overall performance which is a measure of a plan's overall quality. Plans with five stars represent “excellent performance.”

All scores are posted online at and are released to coincide with Medicare's annual open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 to December 7.

About ClearStone Solutions

ClearStone Solutions' top industry experts administer Medicaid and Medicare programs on behalf of Health Plan Sponsors resulting in optimal compliance and quality ratings. ClearStone, based in Eagan, MN, is an innovative and strategic provider of management services, business and regulatory expertise, medical management and program administration for health plans serving the Medicare and Medicaid markets.

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