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Data Quality

FHC President Discusses Hospital Non-Compliance in Health Transparency Legislation

This piece on hospital price transparency non-compliance originally appeared on healthcare innovation, authored by Rajiv Leventhal. Having hospitals and insurers disclose their prices for items and services they provide has been a key federal healthcare initiative of late, but already, reports of non-compliance have dominated much of the conversation. As of Jan. 1, 2021, new regulations...Read more

New CPT Codes for COVID-19 Care Will Support APCD Analysis

In early September, the American Medical Association (AMA) published two additional Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes specifically addressing medical services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the total number of new COVID-related CPT codes to 8. The first new code, 99072, was added in for health care practitioners across the country hoping to curtail...Read more

Thursday Thoughts: with Brian Robertson, PhD

For this installment of our Thursday Thoughts series, we talk about how the survey world has been affected by COVID-19 with Dr. Brian Robertson of Market Decisions Research. Brian, who is the Vice President of Research, provides technical leadership for all Market Decisions Research projects, including research design, survey structure, sampling methodologies, data collection methods,...Read more

Inconsistent Data Sets: A Summary of the ETL Normalization of CMS Quality Data

This series has explored Freedman Analytical Engine (FAE)’s purpose and process. More specifically, we have looked at the problems that FAE solves, the need for standardized data in order to complete analysis, and the involvement of programmers and analysts in completing this ETL process. We have described ways in which file structures are identified and...Read more

Inconsistent Data Sets: Normalizing CMS Quality Data Files for Analysis

In the last post, we discussed the five file formats encountered by Freedman Analytical Engine (FAE) as it processes Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality data. They require FAE to standardize these files to create one merged CSV. This merged file will most closely resemble a Vertical ID file. This post will focus...Read more