About HealthMetrix Research

Since 1996, HealthMetrix Research has established a national presence providing independent research and solutions for Medicare beneficiaries, healthcare policy researchers and the health plan industry. Led by founder and president Alan Mittermaier, HealthMetrix Research has developed the following proprietary decision-support products.

  • MedicareNewsWatch.com (formerly HMOs4seniors.com) is a decision-support website launched in January 2000 featuring cost comparisons for over 200 Medicare health plans in 100 cities; a RapidSearch feature for consumers to locate Medicare Advantage health plans; a convenient on-line form for requesting Medicare Advantage plan information. The site has been recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance “The Best of Everything 2009” and among the "100 Most Useful Web Sites" by the AARP Bulletin. While the website does not provide health/medical information or recommendations, links are available to other Medicare and healthcare related sites.
  • Medicare CostShare Report is a proprietary annual cost comparison methodology whose findings assist seniors with making informed decisions regarding their Medicare-Part D options. Medicare CostShare Reports are available for over 100 geographic markets and licensed reprints are available for distribution to beneficiaries under the current CMS Medicare Marketing Guidelines. The CostShare Report methodology has been licensed by leading research organizations and associations including: Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), Commonwealth Fund, Mathematica Policy Research, Research Triangle International.
  • Senior Choice Gold Award® (SCGA) is an annual award established by HealthMetrix Research to recognize Medicare health plans and their Medicare Advantage-Part D products nationwide based on excellence in plan benefit design and cost-sharing.
  • MedicareWebWatch certification program was established by HealthMetrix Research in 2009. This evidence-based certification program identifies Medicare Advantage sponsor websites that offer a high-value, positive experience for plan members, caregivers, and other guests. Websites selected annually for MedicareWebWatch certification demonstrate excellence in content, connectivity, design and privacy assurance.

August 2011

HealthMetrix Research contact information:

Alan Mittermaier, President
Columbus, OH