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2008
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Mining Medical Specialist Billing Patterns for Health Service Management

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Mining Medical Specialist Billing Patterns for Health Service Management
This paper presents an application of association rule mining in compliance in the context of health service management. There are approximately 500 million transactions processed by Medicare Australia each year. Among these transactions, there exist a small proportion of suspicious claims. This study applied association rule mining to examine billing patterns within a particular specialist group to detect these suspicious claims and potential fraudulent individuals. This work identified both positive and negative association rules from specialist billing records. All the rules identified were examined by a subject matter expert, a practicing clinician, to classify them into two groups, those representing compliant patterns and non-compliant patterns. The rules representing compliant patterns were then used to detect potentially fraudulent claims by examining whether claims are consistent with these rules. The individuals whose claims frequently break these rules are identified as pot...
Yin Shan, David Jeacocke, D. Wayne Murray, Alison
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where AUSDM
Authors Yin Shan, David Jeacocke, D. Wayne Murray, Alison Sutinen
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