Through the one-year MLGP, the mayors and MHOs
are able to develop responsive health systems to address health challenges in their municipalities.
In brief, the MHOS was designed to measure and track outcomes of care provided by health maintenance organizations to Medicare beneficiaries.
Data from the SEER-MHOS linkage began in 1998 and includes 14 out of the 18 currently participating SEER registries and information from the first four MHOS cohorts, representing more than 300 Medicare managed care plans that annually participate in data collection.
Installation Management Agency assumed responsibility for command and control of MHOS, and tasked each installation garrison commander to establish a MHO unit.
Additionally, he directed that all MEB performed on MHOs should be done within 30 days of the time the permanent profile was written until the MEB was mailed to the PEB.
The aim of this study was to develop, implement, and evaluate a DSS, combining a statistical model and expert rules to support the decisions of MHOs in the Israeli Defense Forces regarding discharge on the basis of mental health difficulties.
Mental health officers in a central clinic filled out forms at the end of the intake process of soldiers referred to the clinic for a period of several months (exact periods and numbers of MHOs cannot be revealed because of security considerations).
The MHOS is a yearly survey that is administered to a random sample of 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries from each managed care plan under contract with CMS.
The MHOS includes survey items assessing demographic characteristics, chronic medical conditions, and smoking status.
Demographic variables in the MHOS
included education, age, sex, race/ethnicity, current marital status as well as change in marital status between baseline and followup assessment.
To assess HRQOL for cancer patients, NCI and CMS have collaborated to link the MHOS
with cancer registry data from the SEER program of population-based registries (Espey et al.
The data set represents the linkage of four cohorts of MHOS
data, running from 1998-2003.