Managed care and performance measurement: Implications for insurance markets

Dennis P. Scanlon, Michael Chernew

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Performance measurement systems and report cards which attempt to measure and report the quality of care provided by managed health-care organizations, have become mainstream in health insurance markets as managed care penetration continues to increase. However, little is known about the impact formal plan evaluations have on the contracting and enrollment decisions made by health insurance purchasers and consumers. Information regarding the link between performance evaluations and enrollment is crucial for those charged with projecting future enrollments in and risk profiles of managed care organizations. This paper describes the performance measurement systems currently being used to evaluate managed care plans and reviews the empirical literature for evidence regarding the impact of measures on plan enrollments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-138
Number of pages11
JournalNorth American Actuarial Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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