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About Craig Dickstein

Craig Dickstein author picture Craig Dickstein, an independent Consultant, works with clients and select project teams to implement customized business solutions for the healthcare industry. He began his career in medical research, gaining an appreciation for the rigors of applied research methodology. A SAS user since 1978, he has significant experience managing and developing SAS applications, statistical analysis, and data management. With a Master's degree in statistics, Craig served as Director of Statistical Services with Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Hampshire. Craig has a long history of SAS user group involvement including a stint on the Executive Committee of the NorthEast SAS Users Group, Inc. Craig is a co-author of Health Care Data and the SAS System for SAS Publishing and a Business Knowledge Series course based on the book for SAS Education Division.
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Administrative Healthcare Data: A Guide to Its Origin, Content, and Application Using SAS Administrative Healthcare Data: A Guide to Its Origin, Content, and Application Using SAS
By Craig Dickstein and Renu Gehring
Anticipated publication date: Fourth quarter 2014

Administrative Healthcare Data: A Guide to Its Origin, Content, and Application Using SAS explains the source and content of administrative healthcare data, which is the product of financial reimbursement for healthcare services. The book integrates the business knowledge of healthcare data with practical and pertinent case studies as shown in SAS Enterprise Guide.

The book's blend of SAS programming and industry knowledge is unique. It illustrates concepts of administrative healthcare data with actual healthcare case studies. All applications are created with SAS Enterprise Guide or Base SAS and can be taken straight from the book and put to use immediately. Central topics addressed include:

  • Key players in the healthcare industry and the roles they play
  • Claim submission mechanisms used by different providers
  • Medical claim content, both pre- and post-adjudication
Written for healthcare analysts regardless of their level of proficiency with SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS programming, or healthcare industry knowledge, Administrative Healthcare Data is a must-read for analysts new to the industry and a great review for experienced healthcare analysts.

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Health Care Data and SAS

By Marge Scerbo, Craig Dickstein, and Alan Wilson

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