Most Expensive Diseases/Procedures for Medicare in 2011

Brendan Kelleher —  May 9, 2013 — Leave a comment
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Major joint replacements cost Medicare more than $6B in 2011

Yesterday there was quite a bit of buzz about the release of Medicare’s inpatient payments for the top 100 diagnosis related groups.  The Washington Post published some highlights on the data including a neat widget to visualize the data.  We decided to take our own shot at it.  This was a fun dataset for us since we were able to leverage a ton of work that we’ve already done.  We had already standardized entities for hospital, organization, DRG, and city from other CMS datasets.  I downloaded the data at 3 PM and had it up and running on karmadata by 5.  We added a couple of calculated measures for total amount paid by Medicare and discrepancy between amount charged and amount received, and started making datacards.

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