Early Warning Signals: Predicting High-Cost Claimants in Time to Avert Billions in Unnecessary Spending

BHIData Briefs

The number of individuals with high-cost and very high-cost medical claims is continuing to grow, consuming more and more of the total healthcare spend in the United States. The ability to predict which individuals are on a path to high cost, and which interventions have the best chance of preventing that eventuality, has become critically important.