|Programming with Medicare Administrative Data and SAS
By Matthew Gillingham
Anticipated publication date: Third quarter 2013
Programming with Medicare Administrative Data and SAS teaches readers how to use SAS to answer common research and business questions with Medicare data. Most users need to know not only how to access Medicare data, but more importantly how to use SAS to manipulate the data. This book takes users through the entire process of programming with Medicare data, from getting a user id and a data use agreement, to using CMS' online data extraction system, to learning what makes Medicare data uniquely difficult to use, to presenting output.
Written for all levels of SAS programmers, the book offers beginners a template to program a project from beginning to end. It moves into more complex questions appropriate for even advanced users, focusing on creating efficient SAS algorithms that employ methodologies for answering common research questions. Each chapter features exercises that challenge the reader to apply the content of the chapter to real-world programming tasks.
Written in an example-based format, Programming with Medicare Administrative Data and SAS is the most comprehensive resource on using Medicare data and with SAS available.
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