The ACG® System—characterized by excellence in both research and practice—is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has been performing risk measurement and case-mix categorization for more than 25 years. The ACG® System Team has virtually “written the book” on risk adjustment through numerous contributions in the published literature.
The Team’s mission is to support healthcare systems’ use of their available health information to measure the health care needs of their population, provide equitable distribution and remuneration of services, and identify ways to improve the efficiency of the delivery of care, with the primary objective being the improved health status of the population. In keeping with this mission, the Team supports ACG System users worldwide to ensure the correct installation, implementation and interpretation of the software and its output. The Team also assists users in the customization of the ACG System to local contexts.
The ACG System Team consists of dedicated Johns Hopkins University faculty and staff with broad experience in US and global health care systems. Their expertise includes extensive research on primary health care delivery and financing, the ability to interpret morbidity patterns from a clinical as well as managerial perspective, and the capacity to adapt models to fit the unique aspects of health care systems’ financial and organizational structures. Moreover, the Team possesses cutting-edge knowledge of electronic health records and health information technology, advanced analytics including model development, and a comprehensive hands-on understanding of international coding systems (both diagnostic and pharmaceutical).