A Method for Estimating Cost Savings for Population Health Management…

Objective To develop a quasi-experimental method for estimating Population Health Management (PHM) program savings that mitigates common sources of confounding, supports regular updates for continued program monitoring, and estimates model precision. Data Sources Administrative, program, and claims records from January 2005 through June 2009. Data Collection/Extraction Methods Data are aggregated by member and month. Study Design Study participants include chronically ill adult commercial health plan members. The intervention group consists of members currently enrolled in PHM, stratified by intensity level.

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A Method for Estimating Cost Savings for Population Health Management…