Medicare star ratings

Medicare Star Ratings shine the light on quality. The ratings indicate how well a health plan performs overall; the better the Star Rating, the better the care is delivered. When comparing plans, you should consider star power, as well as costs and coverage.

How health plans are rated

A health plan's Star Rating is adjusted each year based on how well it performs on a total of 50 measures in five categories:

  • Helping members stay healthy: screenings, tests and vaccines
  • Managing chronic (long-term) conditions
  • Plan responsiveness and care
  • Member complaints, problems getting services and number of members who leave the plan
  • Customer service

Drug plans are rated on numbers four and five in the list above, as well as member experience with the drug plan and drug pricing and patient safety.

How quality is measured

Star Ratings are available each fall. A plan can get ratings between one and five stars, as determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Aim for the stars with Priority Health

Our HMO-POS plans were awarded 4.5 stars (out of 5) by CMS in their 2024 Medicare plan ratings.

  • PriorityMedicare KeySM (HMO-POS)
  • PriorityMedicareSM (HMO-POS)
  • PriorityMedicare ONESM (HMO-POS)
  • PriorityMedicare ValueSM (HMO-POS)

And, our PPO plans were awarded 4.5 stars (out of 5) by CMS. 

  • PriorityMedicare CompassSM (PPO)
  • PriorityMedicare EdgeSM (PPO)
  • PriorityMedicare IdealSM (PPO)
  • PriorityMedicare MeritSM (PPO)
  • PriorityMedicare SelectSM (PPO)
  • PriorityMedicare ThriveSM (PPO)
  • PriorityMedicare VitalSM (PPO)

Pick a plan that shines

You can learn more about plan ratings by going to or calling 1.800.MEDICARE (1.800.633.4227). TTY users should call 1.877.486.2048.

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