Visualizations of Administered Health Services in Medicare

  • Mazen Alwadi
  • Ania Kaczka

Abstract

The CMS Data Entrepreneurs' Synthetic Public Use File (DE-SynPUF) provides sample data from Medicare beneficiaries and their claims.  This data, while synthetic, provides us with the means to generate useful tools and visualizations that can be applied accurately to real Medicare data.  Demographic, clinical, and financial data included in the data set will provide reasonable bounds and expectations of real Medicare data.  However,  multivariate analysis proves to be difficult as specific patterns were removed to avoid reidentification risks for beneficiaries.  Yet, multivariate analysis will still show interesting applications toward real data.   We hope to be able to demonstrate a visual analytics approach that will help reveal important underlying patterns across multiple variables throughout the three years of data provided.
Published
2018-05-07
Section
Engineering-Electrical and Computer