DSS Research Announces Senior Health Risk Assessment Tool

Thursday, January 10, 2008 General News J E 4
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 9 DSS Research, a leaderin market research for the health insurance industry, today announced therelease of the latest version of its Senior Health Risk Assessment (SrHRA(TM))for the 65 and over population. SrHRA provides proven health riskstratification measures based on self-reported information and identifies highrisk seniors with a range of chronic conditions who can benefit fromparticipation in targeted disease management programs, thereby improving theirquality of life and reducing health care costs. The tool also enablescarriers to comply with CMS requirements for HRA administration to new MAmembers.

SrHRA can be administered by phone, mail, self-administered paper surveysin provider offices, touch-screen kiosk or internet survey. The measuressupport predictive modeling and DSS has national norms available for users.DSS provides full risk stratification in comparison to norms for yourpopulation, comparisons to RAF scores and other detailed analyses. Results canbe delivered in hardcopy or interactive web reporting. Seniors with chronicconditions and various risk factors can, of course, be recruited for variousprograms designed to help them manage those conditions.

DSS has been working in the health risk assessment area for nearly 20years. Over that period, DSS has administered hundreds of thousands of HRAsurveys to health plan members and provider patients. The work has enabledDSS to relate HRA survey results to claims and clinical data and to identifythose questions that are truly predictive of risk, providing the insurer withaccurate, useful data on which to base decisions.

For more information on the DSS Senior Health Risk Assessment, call800-989-5150 or visit and click on the SrHRA linkon our home page.

SrHRA is a trademark of DSS Research, LP

About DSS Research

DSS Research is a national marketing research firm specializing in healthinsurance and health care. Over the past 25 years, DSS has conducted researchand provided insight for health insurance organizations across the country.The firm's services include product development services, satisfactionresearch, brand analysis and strategy research, ad testing and tracking,market segmentation research and health risk assessment, giving DSS ahigh-level view of the evolving health insurance business. DSS employs morethan 200 health care market research specialists.



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