As I watched our friends in the Carolinas and the Florida Panhandle battle Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael, the parallels between these storms and our national health care problem was overwhelming. The storms had to travel all the way across the Atlantic, hit the perfect spot, then slow down, dump rain, and create enormous havoc. The Perfect Storm.
Identifying inpatient claims in healthcare data is centerpiece to most Healthcare data analysis. Inpatient claims is one of the more expensive claims over all claim groups. Therefore, identification of Inpatient claims in claims data is vital. Unfortunately, there is no standard algorithm out there to identify Inpatient admission claims. They are rarely alluded to as such in the data in a direct manner. We, at Deerwalk, have worked out logics to define how we go about performing in-patient[...]