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Administrative Healthcare Data and SAS(R)

  • Tuition USD $1,650
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 519 Ratings
  • Course Code BHCDA94
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This industry-specific course focuses on the payer side of the industry: the origin, content, management, and use of administrative healthcare data. During the course, students become acquainted with the providers, payers, and users of the U.S. healthcare system. This course is a hands-on programming course, but rather, it explores the business of medical claims data, health plan members, and service providers. As a supplement to this course, programmers should consider also registering for Administrative Healthcare Data and SAS(R): Hands-On Programming Workshop, a one-day course that focuses on programming methods and techniques that are useful in the healthcare industry. The two courses are offered on contiguous days.

Skills Gained

  • Recognize the different origins, content, and uses of administrative healthcare data.
  • Understand the intricacies of national claims coding structures.
  • Be aware of evolving issues that face industry payers.

Who Can Benefit

  • Analysts and programmers who need to understand and work with administrative healthcare data


  • Experience with SAS software, programming, or the healthcare industry is required.

Course Details

U.S. Healthcare System

  • A "30-thousand-foot" view of the industry.
  • Payment systems, payers, and providers.

Healthcare Data Origins

  • Professional and ancillary claims (CMS-1500 claim form).
  • Facility claims (CMS-1450 claim form).
  • Prescription drug data.
  • 837 electronic claims.

Medical Claim Codes

  • Diagnosis codes.
  • Procedure codes.
  • Billing codes.
  • Drug codes.
  • Laboratory codes.
  • Others.

Post-adjudication Data

  • Administrative healthcare data.
  • Data structures, types, and organizations.
  • Data validation and accuracy issues.

The Business of Healthcare Data

  • Business rule development.
  • Available industry rules/guidelines.

Member Files

  • Complexity and use of membership information.
  • Rate setting.
  • Uses of enrollment and eligibility data.

Provider Data

  • Basic structure of provider files.
  • National Provider Registry.
  • Uses of provider data.

Evolving Industry Concepts

  • Brief overview of HIPAA.
  • National identifiers.
  • Public data sources.
  • Industry futures.


  • Understanding the what and why of performance measurement.
  • Overview of several measures.
  • Recommended data structures.

Fraud and Abuse

  • Understanding a major healthcare industry issue.
  • Measuring and detecting fraud.

Looking Ahead - What to Consider Next

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How do I pay for a class?

You can pay at the time of registration using credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express) cheque or PO.

What if I have training credits?

ExitCertified honors all savings programs from the partners we work with. ExitCertified also offers training credits across multiple partners through our FLEX Account.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.


Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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