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Title
Medicaid managed care encounter data: what, why, and where next?
First Author
Howell, Embry M
Date of Pub
1996 Summer
Pages
87-95
Volume
17
Issue
4
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
Managed care now serves 23 percent of the Medicaid population. With the shift to capitation, the fee-for-service (FFS) billing mechanism that has generated much of the administrative data used in policy planning and research no longer exists. This article provides an overview of the types of encounter data currently being required for plans and the problems and issues with providing and analyzing such data. It is based on a review of documentation and interviews with representatives of nine States and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). The article concludes by providing recommendations for HCFA, States, and plans in creating and improving encounter data systems.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Capitation Fee : Data Collection/standards : Documentation/standards : Health Services Accessibility : Health Services Research : Insurance Claim Reporting/standards : Managed Care Programs/economics/organization & administration/utilization : Medicaid/organization & administration/utilization : Quality of Health Care : State Health Plans/organization & administration/utilization : United States : Utilization Review/organization & administration
NTIS Number
PB97-104087