NU Online News Service, Nov. 15, 11:13 a.m. – Colorado health maintenance organizations collected an average of $157.27 in premium revenue per commercial member per month in 2001, up 11% from the 2000 average, according to Allan Baumgarten, a Minneapolis managed care analyst.
Colorado HMOs were also able to cut the average ratio of medical claim losses to premium revenue to 88.8%. In the past, many HMOs reported medical loss ratios over 90%, Baumgarten says.
Baumgarten, who develops detailed market reports for states with large managed care industries, drew the Colorado information from data compiled for his Colorado Managed Care Review 2002.
Colorado HMOs are doing better in part because the level of competition is decreasing, Baumgarten says.