Nontraditional Variables in Healthcare Risk Adjustment

Research Projects in Health

The Society of Actuaries Health Section is pleased to make available a research report examining the use of nontraditional variables related to health costs. The report was authored by Syed Mehmud of the Wakely Consulting Group.


Nontraditional Variables in Healthcare Risk Adjustment


If you have any questions or comments regarding the report, please contact Steve Siegel, Research Actuary at

Thank You

The Health Section would like to thank the following members of the project oversight group for their review and support of the project:

  • John Bertko
  • Ian Duncan
  • Rafi Herzfeld
  • Vincent Kane
  • Darrell Knapp
  • Tom Messer
  • Bernie Rabinowitz
  • Tia Sawhney
  • Craig Schmid
  • Khristina Shields
  • John Stark
  • Sara Teppema
  • Steve Siegel, SOA Research Actuary
  • Barbara Scott, SOA Research Administrator