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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.