Analysis of Case-Mix Strategies and Recommendations for 2000 Medicare Fee-for-Service CAHPS

by Marc N. Elliott, Katrin Hambarsoomian, Carol A. Edwards, Matthew D. Solomon

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In support of Medicare's Fee-for-Service Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS) project, the authors examine the impact of different case-mix strategies on attempts to strip ratings and reports of response bias.

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