What is the value of risk adjustment?
Health plans need to be able to leverage the most updated, comprehensive member healthcare data in order to accurately make informed decisions about population health analytics, cost prediction, required internal reporting, resource investment, and longitudinal performance analysis.
Retrospective risk adjustment enables a health plan to identify and report member health conditions directly to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) without additional health care provider involvement. This has been a popular approach with insurance organizations as it eliminates the need to engage providers and request additional documentation or clarifications.
In contrast, prospective reviews look for clues referred to as “Clinical Indicators” before a physician meets with the patient in an effort to eliminate potential care gaps and help improve patient outcomes. Learn more about retrospective and prospective risk adjustment reviews.