Clean data is critical for analytical work of all kinds, and healthcare claims data is no exception. In this whitepaper published by Milliman MedInsight, Senior Data Scientist Brian Merkey PhD, discusses the relevance of clean data for one narrow element in the healthcare data ecosystem: provider information in medical claims datasets.
This work shares the results of a survey of medical claims from a broad sample of contributors, discussing implications of the specific issues that were reviewed, as well as potential mitigation strategies aimed at improving data quality. Most importantly, this discussion serves as an example of the types of questions that should be asked of data processes by anyone leveraging provider information in medical claims analysis.
- Key challenges faced when leveraging provider information in medical claims analysis
- Strategies to improve data quality of provider information