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Morbidity-based risk adjustment in Germany: Long in coming, but worth the wait?
- © LSE Health 2009
Risk adjustment is nothing new
to the German system of social health insurance (SHI). The key change
introduced in January 2009 was the shift from a retrospective system
based on sociodemographic criteria to a prospective regression scheme
that employs direct measures of morbidity. This article summarises the
history of risk adjustment in the German SHI system, explains the
basic workings of the new scheme and touches upon some of the concerns
voiced about its implementation.