Risk adjustment for dually eligible beneficiaries using long-term care.
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This study explores use of the principal inpatient diagnostic cost groups (PIPDCG) and hierarchical coexisting conditions
(HCC) risk-adjustment methodologies for a population of dually eligible beneficiaries receiving chronic long-term care (LTC).
Measures of individual predictive accuracy for this population compared with the total Medicare population were similar for
the PIPDCG models but somewhat smaller for the HCC models. Incorporating measures of functional status increased the R2 values
by only a small amount for Medicare expenditures but by a somewhat larger amount for total expenditures. Addition of other
variables, especially placement, further improved the predictive power.
Medicaid : Medicare : Aged : Eligibility Determination/economics : Human : Long-Term Care/economics : Regression Analysis
: Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States