Thursday, June 4, 2015

Light news: Word maps

For several years, I've seen word maps based on the frequency of words on the web or in a document.  It turns out these can be generated for free at .

Here is a word map of a project I wrote in January on PAMA and Point of Care tests:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Medicare Again Releases One Year's Worth of Provider-Level Data (June, 2015)

In Spring of 2014, Medicare received a year's worth of extremely detailed Part B data, by procedure code AND billing physician or laboratory.   The data dump (some 10 gigabytes' worth) prompted a series of investigative articles and reports from many journalists.  CMS' webpage and press release at the bottom of this article.