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To say that America's healthcare system is labyrinthine would be a gross understatement. From an entrepreneur's perspective, the fractally fragmented nature of everything - from regulation to policies to payments to technology - creates a strange duality. On one hand, there are a ton of problems that need to be solved.
As of Star Year 2027, the Health Equity Index (HEI) will take the place of the current Reward Factor in the Star calculation and mean the chance for plans to achieve up to a 0.4 extra bump in Star ratings. It could mean the difference between getting to 4 Star or not.
The move toward health equity is rooted in two goals – ensuring everyone has the opportunity for quality outcomes and to lower costs. Health equity is an admirable goal for the richest nation in the world, especially because it has one of the highest levels of health inequity in the developed world. 
With the 2027 Star Health Equity Index (HEI) Factor upon us due to 2024 data being used in the baseline, what can plans do to prepare for achievement. It comes down to some common-sense investments to succeed. There is no question that the HEI will be a journey.

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As of Star Year 2027, the Health Equity Index (HEI) will take the place of the current Reward Factor in the Star calculation and mean the chance for plans to achieve up to a 0.4 extra bump in Star ratings. It could mean the difference between getting to 4 Star or not.
The move toward health equity is rooted in two goals – ensuring everyone has the opportunity for quality outcomes and to lower costs. Health equity is an admirable goal for the richest nation in the world, especially because it has one of the highest levels of health inequity in the developed world. 
With the 2027 Star Health Equity Index (HEI) Factor upon us due to 2024 data being used in the baseline, what can plans do to prepare for achievement. It comes down to some common-sense investments to succeed. There is no question that the HEI will be a journey.

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As of Star Year 2027, the Health Equity Index (HEI) will take the place of the current Reward Factor in the Star calculation and mean the chance for plans to achieve up to a 0.4 extra bump in Star ratings. It could mean the difference between getting to 4 Star or not.
The move toward health equity is rooted in two goals – ensuring everyone has the opportunity for quality outcomes and to lower costs. Health equity is an admirable goal for the richest nation in the world, especially because it has one of the highest levels of health inequity in the developed world. 
With the 2027 Star Health Equity Index (HEI) Factor upon us due to 2024 data being used in the baseline, what can plans do to prepare for achievement. It comes down to some common-sense investments to succeed. There is no question that the HEI will be a journey.