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Data Quality

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

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

Inconsistent Data Sets: The Five CMS Quality Data File Structures

In the last blog post we discussed augmenting the ETL process for CMS quality data. Freedman Analytical Engine (FAE) starts with this quality data, which does not have a consistent structure, and normalizes the column headers and measure identifiers, merging it into one CSV for analysis. To normalize these varying formats, the different file structures...Read more

Inconsistent Data Sets: Augmentation of the ETL Process for CMS Quality Data

When something occurs automatically, the computer completes a task from start to finish. In an augmented task, the computer helps the person to complete the task, but needs some form of interaction or input from the user. Previously, we explained how Freedman Analytical Engine (FAE) uses metadata dictionaries to convert column headers and measure identifiers...Read more