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VIReC Database and Methods Seminar

Geriatrics and Extended Care Data Analysis Center Residential History File (GECDAC RHF)

by Orna Intrator, PhD ; Rajesh Makineni, MS
Seminar date: 1/9/2023

Description: The Residential History File (RHF) is a SAS database that combines data from Medicare and Medicaid claims, nursing home Minimum Data Set assessments, and VA inpatient and outpatient records including some specific to Geriatrics & Extended Care. The RHF is organized by the dates in which a person is in a location (Ex: Acute Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility, Home, etc) and the type of service provided on these dates (Ex: Home Based Primary Care Visits, Hospice visits, GEC Visits, etc). This presentation will present details of the database system structure, the business rules developed to create it, and some applications using it along with useful SAS coding.

• Provide an overview of the Residential History File (RHF)
• Explain the business rules used
• Describe RHF Outputs and quality assurance
• Explore examples of how the RHF can be utilized

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