Insurers with top federal ratings to win bonuses

10/13/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A new federal quality-rating system will offer bonuses to Medicare Advantage Plans that get high marks. The plans could use the ratings to attract seniors to private Medicare coverage, but health care users also can find a plan's rating through Medicare's online plan-finder service. The government will rate plans on patient care outcomes, call wait times and other factors.

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