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Personal Account - State College, PA | #insurance #healthcare #employeebenefits #finance | Owner of @OdintheDog3 | Nittany Nation and NYU
Jan 12, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
#Healthcare is just an interesting business to be a part of. I saw a fellow post details from the PSU Health website that included a bunch of information in json format. I was curious to see what the data revealed. 1/n Image 2/n The most interesting surprise, aside from specific breakdowns of variation in reimbursement per service by payer, was the specific classification for "Amish/Mennonite OP Rate". Image
Jan 6, 2021 9 tweets 6 min read
I was discussing #healthcare cost variation (& #EHP #RBP models) across geography with a colleague earlier today. I have followed the work of @zackcooperYale and thought it would be interesting to, in very simple terms, visualize some of the cost variation. A short thread. 1/n 2/n I started looking for a datasource. While our #benefitconsulting and #insurance clients engage networks of private insurers, that data is subject to different rules... I wondered what variation "looks like" for Medicare claims. I landed here:
Dec 28, 2020 7 tweets 7 min read
I have been curious about the changes to ICU capacity capacity. The weekly data captured at……… now shows data through the week of 12/11. At first blush, the data doesn't appear to have changed much since the prior week. 1/n Image 2/n The aspect I am most curious about is the reporting of the data. An example of this is in reporting of ICU beds available and used. See below for one PA example: It is confusing to see the beds at this facility change during the weeks of 10/2 and 9/18 #covid #hospitals Image