DxCG to Present at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

DxCG Cofounder and Senior Scientist to Lead Methods Workshop on Predictive Modeling

BOSTON, Mass., June 21, 2005 — DxCG®, Inc., a leading provider of predictive modeling software for health care organizations, today announced that its senior researchers will conduct a predictive modeling workshop at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

"Using Predictive Modeling to Manage Health Care and Health Insurance" is scheduled for Monday, June 27, at 11 a.m. EST. DxCG cofounder and senior scientist Arlene Ash, Ph.D., who will also chair the methods workshop; DxCG senior research associate Anju Joglekar, Ph.D.; and DxCG client Robert Bachler, FSA, from American Re, will discuss a range of applications for predictive modeling in health care delivery and financing.

Anju Joglekar will show how plans can use risk adjustment models to infer the presence of chronic disease and to populate and maintain disease registries. Registries make it easier for plans and payors to agree upon appropriate payments and to ensure appropriate care for beneficiaries with elevated health care needs.

Robert Bachler will present a case study on using diagnosis-based predictive models for improved stop loss and reinsurance pricing. Arlene Ash will present a case study on using predictive models to find high-risk cases on a timely basis so that case managers can work to prevent, delay or reduce the severity of subsequent clinical episodes.

About DxCG, Inc.
DxCG, a unit of ISO, promotes fair and efficient health care by providing software solutions to more accurately plan, budget and evaluate health care management programs. DxCG has more than 200 clients in the U.S. and abroad. The company's Diagnostic Cost Group (DCG) and RxGroups® predictive models are used to negotiate health-based payments, identify opportunities for disease management, profile physicians and evaluate managed care programs. Recognized by leading independent researchers as the most proven models available, DxCG's methodologies are used by the federal government to set payment rates for the U.S. Medicare program.

About ISO
ISO is a leading provider of products and services that help measure, manage and reduce risk. ISO provides data, analytics and decision-support solutions to professionals in many fields, including insurance, finance, real estate, health services, government and human resources. Professionals use ISO's databases and services to classify and evaluate a variety of risks and detect potential fraud. In the U.S. and around the world, ISO's services help customers protect people, property and financial assets.

DxCG® and DxCG RxGroups® are registered trademarks and service marks of DxCG®, Inc.

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Contacts:
Giuseppe Barone / Erica Helton
MWW Group (for ISO)
201-507-9500
gbarone@mww.com / ehelton@mww.com

Stephanie Martinovich (DxCG, Inc.)
617-896-5919
E-mail: stephanie.martinovich@dxcg.com

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