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Health Care Financ Rev. 2004 Summer;25(4):119-41.

Risk adjustment of Medicare capitation payments using the CMS-HCC model.

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RTI International, Waltham, MA 02452, USA. gpope@rti.org

Abstract

This article describes the CMS hierarchical condition categories (HCC) model implemented in 2004 to adjust Medicare capitation payments to private health care plans for the health expenditure risk of their enrollees. We explain the model's principles, elements, organization, calibration, and performance. Modifications to reduce plan data reporting burden and adaptations for disabled, institutionalized, newly enrolled, and secondary payer subpopulations are discussed.

PMID:
15493448
PMCID:
PMC4194896
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