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Projecting Medical Costs: The Core Model and Alternative Measures

[No CEs] The participant will gain an understanding of the core present value model used in alternative methods employed by economists to estimate the present value of future health care costs and the advantages and disadvantages of using alternative measures of the projected growth in healthcare costs. The presentation will be via power point and the instructor will encourage interactive participation.


  1. Define the alternative methods economists use in estimating furture health care costs
  2.  List the alternative sources of health care cost information
  3.  Describe the inherent short falls in relying soley on BLS data

John Gardner, PhD