Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory. Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory : Table 50

02/01/1996

: Table 50

CONTACT PERSON NAME:   Randy Ellis
ORGANIZATION:   Boston University
TELEPHONE:   (617) 353-2741
NAME OF STUDY:   Medicare DCG Project
PROJECT DIRECTOR/PI:   Randy Ellis
FUNDING SOURCE:   HCFA
PROJECT DATES:   Will be finished in Spring 1996
RESEARCH QUESTIONS/GOALS:   Classify Medicare elderly and disabled into Diagnostic Cost Groups and generate cost weights for calculating payments.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF METHODS AND DATA:   Medicare administrative claims in 89,000 disabled and 1.3 million elderly used (diagnoses and procedures conducted by physicians). Hierarchical Co-existing Conditions and Procedures approach employed. Model imposes hierarchies on diagnoses and procedures.
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS:   Identified 34 81 groups/conditions. Results for disabled and elderly look very similar with the exception of the conditions (e.g. mental illness, neurological conditions). Results and papers will be ready in the spring. R. Ellis will be out of the country next fall - Greg Pope at HER is Project Manager and could present (617) 487-0200.