The Merative Medical Episode Grouper: Applications and Methodology

Today, more than 190 health plans, employers and state Medicaid agencies use Merative's Medical Episode Grouper to compare and contrast medical and surgical options and costs in the treatment of diseases and medical conditions. In this white paper, we describe the most typical applications of MEG. We also explain the MEG methodology, including both the clinical underpinnings and the functional algorithm used to define episodes of care.