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benchmark

noun bookmark, critical point, crucial point, crux, essence, essential matter, fundamental part, gist, gravamen, heart, key point, linchpin, main point, material point, milestone, pivotal point, prime issue, salient point, substance, substantive point, turning point
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Alan Mittermaier notes that "Current and new Medicare-eligibles in many areas of the country can select a Medicare Advantage plan that combines at least 4 Star past performance ratings with low out-of-pocket costs regardless of their health status.
In the future, there will be performance ratings to make sure products are meeting standards.
As regard the Government's Performance on Fighting Corruption the survey revealed that' 54% give Positive Performance Rating to the Federal Government in dealing with the problem of corruption' while 41% gave Negative Rating.
According to the survey, 46% gave Good Performance Rating to the Government in dealing with the issue of Terrorism, 51% gave Poor Rating.
Recommendation: To better ensure that the Dashboard provides accurate cost and schedule performance ratings, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security should direct the CIO to comply with OMB's guidance on updating the CIO rating as soon as new information becomes available that affects the assessment of a given investment, including when an investment is in the process of a rebaseline.
uk HOW YOUR TRUST RATED THE CQC rated the following Trusts: South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust was rated 'good' for the quality of services and 'good' for quality of financial management in the NHS performance rating for 2008/09.
Effect of reciprocal leniency on the relation between consideration scores from the leader behavior description questionnaire and performance ratings.
Best assigns to insurance related organizations one of two types of rating opinions, a Best's Rating (A++ to F) or a Financial Performance Rating (9 to 1).
received an "outstanding" CRA performance rating from the OCC, as of August 1997.
These high-speed recorders achieve high performance ratings in both commercial and ruggedized environments utilizing Fibre Channel storage area network media in JBOD or RAID configurations from cost effective commercial to rugged and solid-state storage.
24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMetrix Research president Alan Mittermaier reports that marginal changes occurred among Medicare Advantage plans after evaluating the new 2015 plan benefits along with the recently-issued Star performance ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
MEDICAL chiefs at Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital say they are pleased with their outcome in the NHS performance ratings, announced today.

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