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Case Mix Adjustment in Behavioral Health Care

Date

(11/2004)

Author(s)
The Evaluation Center
Description
The Evaluation Center@HSRI has just released Fast Facts issue #4 entitled "The most recent Evaluation Fast Fax discusses the use of case mix adjustment in behavioral health care. Also known as risk adjustment, case mix adjustment refers to statistical methods to controlling for group characteristics that that influence some outcome of interest. The FastFacts discusses uses in actuarial analyses such as capitation rate setting, services research (for post-hoc comparison of outcomes for non-equivalent groups), and in comparing groups for purposes of performance measurement. The FastFacts describes a toolkit produced by the Evaluation Center at HSRI, entitled Case Mix Adjustment in Behavioral Health, by Michael Hendryx Ph.D.

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