Automatic Date Computations - usability enhancements enable adding or subtracting units of days to or from an input record
field date, create an output record date, as well as automatically compute the interval between two date values.
For institutional claims, each input record, which we term as a "pseudo-claim," consists of a single revenue center code identifying a form of service, an accompanying procedure code if available, and the diagnoses listed on the parent claim.
Regardless of whether a Medicare claim comes from an institutional or non-institutional source, the MEG grouper accepts one input record per claim.
The database definition and customization are simple tasks (see Figure 2a), allowing the designer to look at the input record
while defining the fields.
They want to have their input recorded
, said Piche.
First, we used batch processing to input records
on all faculty members (some 26,000 for the 34 institutions) into the computer file.
If all record discriminators have been removed, it will not be possible to determine the cause of the duplication and thus the quality of the processing without consulting the input records.
Because of the possibility of undetected errors or exceptions in input records, all potential mismatches need to be confirmed by inspection of the input data.
through the inspection of printouts of sample input records
(often the first time library staff have seen "live" records that have passed through a local system's export routines), the review of sample output data, and the review of the output from the job itself.
This is usually accomplished by running input records
against an algorithm which matches some combination of existing data elements such as title and date, and/or author.