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Scripts to assist working with Medicare data.

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Scripts to assist working with Medicare data.


Provides the class MedicareDF. This class contains some canned scripts to make common tasks easier. It currently contains two functions:

  • get_cohort(), which uses the beneficiary summary file to find a set of medicare beneficiaries according to options given to the function.
  • search_for_codes(), which searches for HCPCS, ICD-9 diagnosis, and/or ICD-9 procedure codes in a given type of file.


Install the package with:

pip install git+ --upgrade


The class is initialized with

import medicare_utils as med
mdf = med.MedicareDF('05', range(2010, 2013))
mdf.get_cohort(gender='female', ages=range(65, 75))
mdf.search_for_codes(2010, 'med', icd9_diag='41071')

It has attributes that refer to different levels of the data, when applicable:

  • patient-level data. Here the index of the data is bene_id for data post-2005, or ehic for data pre-2005.
  • claim-level data.


0.0.1 (2018-03-01)

  • First release on PyPI.

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