The NCQA Quality Dividend CalculatorTM 2013
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What’s new in the 2013 calculator

The Quality Dividend CalculatorTM 2013, gives you a simple way to estimate how your choice of health plan will affect the productivity and absenteeism of your workforce. When employees get higher quality care, they stay healthier, absenteeism drops, and productivity improves. But by how much? And what is the impact on your bottom line? Use the QDC to find out. All you'll need is some basic information about your workforce:

Size of domestic workforce covered by health insurance.
Annual revenue for your company.
Average daily wage for employees, and average percentage of salary for fringes and benefits. (If you don't have this information, a default value by industry grouping is included in the model.)
If you want to compare specific health plans, you'll need their HEDIS results. (You can see how health care quality will affect your bottom line without HEDIS results by selecting average accredited plan or top 10% accredited plan).

The Quality Dividend CalculatorTM 2013 estimates the absenteeism, lost productivity and related expenses that result from a specific set of chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and others. The model shows how different plans will affect your employees' absenteeism and productivity, based on their performance in managing employee health. You can compare the performance of individual plans, or simply look at the estimated average impact of working with an NCQA-accredited plan versus an "average" non-accredited plan.

If you want to compare the performance of two specific health plans, you will need the most current HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) scores for each plan. Click here to learn more about NCQA's Quality Compass 2013 which contains HEDIS information from nearly 400 health plans.

The differences are often dramatic. Click on Start Calculator to begin.

What’s new in the 2013 calculator

How Does It Work?

The Quality Dividend CalculatorTM 2013 models a company's absenteeism and related costs based on research showing the following:

Employees whose medical conditions (e.g., diabetes) are well managed are more productive and absent less often than employees whose medical conditions are poorly controlled.     Learn more about this
 
Different health plans have different performance levels of treating the various medical conditions that cause absenteeism and lower productivity. Also, on average, NCQA-Accredited health plans deliver better medical care than non-accredited health plans.      
 
The impact of health care quality on worker productivity can be reliably estimated for a given company, using national or regional prevalence rates and age/gender data of the workforce.     Learn more about this

What's Included?

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The medical conditions currently covered in the model are:

The Quality Dividend CalculatorTM 2013 Logic

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The Quality Dividend CalculatorTM 2013 was developed by NCQA in conjunction with The HSM Group, Ltd.

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