Check the mirrors, adjust the alignment

Bridgeford, Lydell C.
April 2007
Employee Benefit News;Apr2007, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p32
The article focuses on aligning claims data with other health reports to improve disease management (DM) programs of employers. Some health experts claim that solely relying on claims data to design DM initiatives might do more harm than good to both employees and employers. Ted Dacko warns that employers have to be careful not to draw clinical inferences from administrative data because they are largely intended for proposes of reimbursement.


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