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Ratings and accreditations

HealthPartners’ members get top-rated service. Our plans receive high ratings from CMS and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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HealthPartners Freedom (Cost) plan received an Overall 5 out of five (5) Star Rating from CMS, and is the only health plan in Minnesota to receive this rating.

Here's why we earned 5 Stars:

  • We help people get and stay healthy with preventive care.
  • We're there when you need it – with advice, treatment or support.
  • Our members get outstanding service from our team of experts.

Medicare Star Ratings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates all health and prescription drug plans each year, based on a plan’s quality and performance. Medicare Star Ratings help you know how well our plan is doing. You can use these Star Ratings to compare our plan's performance to other plans. The two main types of Star Ratings are:

  • An Overall Star Rating, which combines all of our plan's scores
  • A Summary Star Rating, which focuses on our medical or our prescription drug services

Some of the areas Medicare reviews for these ratings include:

  • How our members rate our plan’s services and care
  • How well our doctors detect illnesses and keep members healthy
  • How well our plan helps members use recommended and safe prescription medications

See the links below to view or print star ratings information:

NCQA Accreditation and Rankings

For the eighth year in a row, HealthPartners Freedom is the top-rated Medicare plan in Minnesota and is also a top-rated plan in Wisconsin with a rating of 5 out of 5, according to the NCQA Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-2017**.

*Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.
**The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Group Health Plan Inc., offers HealthPartners Freedom, a Medicare plan. NCQA rated more than 338 Medicare health insurance plans based on clinical performance, member satisfaction and NCQA Accreditation. NCQA’s Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-2017, released September 20, 2016.

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This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The formulary, pharmacy network and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

HealthPartners MSHO is a health plan that contracts with both Medicare and the Minnesota Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program to provide benefits of both programs to enrollees. HealthPartners Freedom is a Cost plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HealthPartners depends on contract renewal.

Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.

Last updated November 2016
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