Risk classification of Medicare HMO enrollee cost levels using a decision-tree approach.

@article{Anderson2004RiskCO,
  title={Risk classification of Medicare HMO enrollee cost levels using a decision-tree approach.},
  author={Roger T. Anderson and Rajesh Balkrishnan and Fabian T. Camacho},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 2 Pt 1},
  pages={89-98}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether classification tree techniques used on survey data collected at enrollment from older adults in a Medicare HMO could predict the likelihood of an individual being in a low, medium, high, or very high cost group in the subsequent year. METHODS Data from comprehensive health risk assessment (HRA) screening of 11 744 new enrollees (age > or = 65 years) continuously enrolled in a Medicare HMO for at least 24 months between 1997 and 2002 were combined with complete… CONTINUE READING

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