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EAGAN, MN (October 28, 2014) – ClearStone Solutions is proud to announce that it has guided its largest Medicare Part D client, covering over 300,000 members, to a 5-Star Rating, the highest quality rating awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The top industry rating by CMS is a comprehensive assessment of health plan performance and quality. It was also named one of the “Best Medicare Part D Plans” for 2015 by U.S. News & World Report (October 15, 2014). Read the article for more information.

“Having access to an affordable, high quality product throughout the year is an incredible opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries,” said Deborah Madson, President and Chief Operating Officer, 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 four out of the five years CMS has awarded them is a testament to the expertise and unique capabilities of our staff and supporting infrastructure.”

ClearStone’s client was one of only three Medicare Part D prescription drug plans in the United States to receive five-out-of-five stars for 2015 and is the only 5-Star plan in its region. Five-star plans are permitted to offer a special continual enrollment period, letting eligible people enroll in the plan year round. 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 a 5-Star Rating 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. PDF iconofficial press release