MIAMI, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leon Medical Centers Health Plans, a Medicare Advantage plan serving more than 40,000 Medicare members in Miami-Dade County, achieved the highest possible rating – five stars – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
"This validates our medical excellence and commitment to our patients," said Benjamin Leon, Jr., founder of Leon Medical Centers Health Plans. "We always set out to achieve the highest levels of quality, and an independent and comprehensive review has confirmed that we've achieved them."
CMS evaluates more than 50 areas in nine categories from medical outcomes data, information from healthcare providers and health plans, as well as member satisfaction surveys; among them are preventive care, managing chronic diseases and member experience. CMS created this system to give overall performance ratings to Medicare Advantage plans to help Medicare recipients, their families, and caregivers compare healthcare plans, and more easily identify the plans that provide excellent medical care and customer service.
"The five-stars ratings highlight that there is a clear difference among Medicare plans in Miami-Dade," said Albert Maury, president and CEO of Leon Medical Centers Health Plans. "These ratings validate our commitment and dedication to always placing the patient first."
"This validation of our medical excellence and 'personal attention' philosophy would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the more than 2,000 men and women who are part of the Leon Medical Centers and Leon Medical Centers Health Plans team," said Benjamin Leon III, president and CEO of Leon Medical Centers.
Medicare recipients will have the opportunity to switch to Leon Medical Centers Health Plans' five-star-rated plan at any time during the year. They will no longer be "locked in" to their previously selected plan after the annual open enrollment period.
About Leon Medical Centers Health Plans
More than 2,300 dedicated health care professionals serve more than 40,000 Medicare recipients through Leon Medical Centers. Leon Medical Centers Health Plans, Inc. is a Cigna-HealthSpring company (NYSE: CI) with a Medicare Advantage contract. Members have access to seven state-of-the-art centers, four healthy living centers throughout Miami-Dade as well as Leon Hospital Service Centers locations in the most prominent South Florida hospitals.
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