Getting to Affordability: Tech Talk Tuesday – Exploring and Understanding Impacts of Risk Adjustment Across Regions

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/08/2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Beginning in 2013, the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement started standardizing how its members measure and report Total Cost of Care. The team worked collaboratively over four years and applied the Johns Hopkins ACG risk adjustment methodology to regional multi-payer data sets with the goal of producing national benchmarks by using HealthPartners’ Total Cost of Care measure set.

What important lessons did they learn?

In this virtual event on May 8 from 3-4pm ET, four regional technical experts will discuss project results, lessons, and how they applied rigorous quality checks and analysis to this work. This lively discussion will include topics like sensitivity analysis, national versus regional coefficients, and coding intensity, without sugarcoating what they learned about the impact of risk adjustment on regional variation.

Speakers include:

  • Jonathan Mathieu, PhD, Vice President for Research and Compliance and Chief Economist, Center for Improving Value in Health Care
  • Doug Rupp, Analytic Manager, Affordability and Transparency, HealthInsight Oregon
  • Brantley Scott, Data Quality Project Manager, Office of Health Care Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Gunnar Nelson, Health Economist, Minnesota Community Measurement

Register today!