Using the Diagnostic Cost Group (DCG) Model to Measure Risk Selection in the Massachusetts State Employee Health Insurance Program
AbstractThe Diagnostic Care Group (DCG) model is applied to data from the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission from fiscal years 1994-1995 and used to assess the extent of biased selection between one fee-for-service (FFS) plan, one preferred provider organization, and several health maintenance organizations. Average reported covered expenses in the FFS plan are 2.7 time the average of expenses in the managed care plans.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Boston University - Industry Studies Programme in its series Papers with number 88.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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- Wei Yu & Randall P. Ellis & Arlene Ash, 1998. "Using the Diagnostic Cost Group (DCG) Model to Measure Risk Selection in the Massachusetts State Employee Health Insurance Program," Papers 0088, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme.
- H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health
- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
- I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
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