Predicting High-Cost health insurance members through boosted trees and oversampling : an application using the HCCI database

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Title: Predicting High-Cost health insurance members through boosted trees and oversampling : an application using the HCCI database / Brian Hartman, Rebecca Owen, Zoe Gibbs
Author: Hartman, Brian M.
Notes: Sumario: Using the Health Care Cost Institute data (approximately 47 million members over seven years), we examine how to best predict which members will be high-cost next year. We find that cost history, age, and prescription drug coverage all predict high costs, with cost history being by far the most predictive. We also compare the predictive accuracy of logistic regression to extreme gradient boosting (XGBoost) and find that the added flexibility of the extreme gradient boosting improves the predictive power. Finally, we show that with extremely unbalanced classes (because high-cost members are so rare), oversampling the minority class provides a better XGBoost predictive model than undersampling the majority class or using the training data as is. Logistic regression performance seems unaffected by the method of sampling.
Related records: En: North American actuarial journal. - Schaumburg : Society of Actuaries, 1997- = ISSN 1092-0277. - 01/03/2021 Tomo 25 Número 1 - 2021 , p. 53-61
Materia / lugar / evento: Matemática del seguro Gastos médicos Predicciones estadísticas Estados Unidos
Other authors: Owen, Rebecca
Gibbs, Zoe
Other categories: 6
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