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May 27, 2015

SNOMED CT stands for Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms. It is a comprehensive clinical terminology, originally created by the College of American Pathologists and then transferred to the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) which intends to be the standard source of ... (read more)

May 14, 2015

The HA1C blood test provides a way to see the average blood sugar levels of a patient during the two to three months prior to the test, and doctors recommend that the test be administered four times per year for diabetes patience. The goal of this project was to see whether compliance to this recommendation can be seen in the 2012 medicare doctor billing and referr... (read more)

From CMS.gov: “As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to make our healthcare system more transparent, affordable, and accountable, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has prepared a public data set, the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Part D Prescriber Public Use File (PUF), with information on the prescription drugs that individual physicians and other hea... (read more)

The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) mandated the adoption of standard unique identifiers for health care providers and health plans. The purpose of these provisions is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the electronic transmission of health information. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (C... (read more)

The Medicare Claims Files contain information collected by Medicare to pay for health care services provided to a Medicare beneficiary. In order to protect the PHI of Medicare beneficiaries this data set is unavailable for simple download. Access is limited to specific research efforts which is governed by ResDAC, and organization that exists for that purpose alone.

We include this d... (read more)

May 21, 2015

These are the official datasets used on the Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare Website provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These data allow you to compare the quality of care at every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide. (read more)

May 21, 2015

RxNorm provides normalized names for clinical drugs and links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including those of First Databank, Micromedex, MediSpan, Gold Standard Drug Database, and Multum. By providing links between these vocabularies, RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and voc... (read more)

The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication error reports submitted to FDA. The database is designed to support the FDA's post-marketing safety surveillance program for drug and therapeutic biologic products. The informatic structure of the FAERS database adheres to the international safety reporting guidance issued by t... (read more)

May 21, 2015

These are the official datasets used on the Medicare.gov Supplier Directory provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. They provide names, addresses, and contact information for suppliers that provide services or products under the Medicare program. If you care about Durable Medical Supplies, this is the dataset for you. (read more)

May 21, 2015

These are the official datasets used on the Medicare.gov Home Health Compare Website provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These data allow you to compare the quality of care provided by Medicare-certified home health agencies throughout the nation. (read more)