A solution to a nearly ubiquitous problem with risk adjustment

The underlying assumption is that patients that are coded as sicker in claims and administrative data are always, in fact, sicker. That assumption is wrong. The bad news is that a lot of research, performance measures, and plan payments are, therefore, biased. The good news is that we now have a way of addressing the problem. For more, read my latest at the AcademyHealth blog.


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