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The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (or HCPCS, pronounced like "hick pics") is a two level coding system mandated by CMS for use in medical billings transactions. The first "level" of HCPCS is the Current Procedural Terminology or CPT. CPT is a code set maintained and owned by the American Medical Association. Level II of HCPCS includes additional codes that are required for billing M... (read more)

May 21, 2015

The Physician Compare National Downloadable file includes general information, such as demographic information and Medicare quality program participation, for individual eligible professionals (EPs). The Physician Compare 2013 Public Reporting downloadable file provides the 2013 Physician Quality Report System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) performance rates for the three Diabete... (read more)

May 14, 2015

DocGraph teaming data shows how healthcare providers who bill Medicare cooperate to deliver care to their patients. Essentially, the teaming dataset documents Medicare providers who share patients in a given year. The result of this is a data structure that data scientist call a weighted directed graph of relationships. To be more specific, the method used to generate the graph converts the bi-... (read more)