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Comorbidity-based payment methodology for Medicaid enrollees with HIV/AIDS

Published: December 1, 2001
Category: Papers
Authors: Conviser R, Fakhraei SH, Kaelin JJ
Country: United States
Language: null
Type: Care Management
Settings: Health Plan, Hospital

Health Care Financ Rev 23:53-68.

Center for Health Program Development and Management, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA

Managed care organizations (MCOs) may be incurring financial losses from persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (PWHA). This study developed a statistical model to examine which specific comorbidities are important contributors to the variations in health care costs of PWHA. Individuals were classified into cost groups to simulate biased selection in MCOs. Capitation payments for various cost groups under different methodologies were compared. The statistical model closely matched payments with the actual costs of care. Capitation payments for HIV/AIDS enrollees based on this model will better protect MCOs than the traditional risk-adjustment methods.

PMID: 12500338

High-Impact Chronic Conditions,Capitation,Payments,Co-morbidity,United States,HIV Infections/complications,Health Care Costs,Insurance Selection Bias,Managed Care Programs/organization & administration,Maryland,Medicaid/organization & administration,Models,Econometric,Statistical,Reimbursement Mechanisms,Risk Adjustment,State Health Plans/organization & administration

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