Research News

Announcing MrPUP

We are happy to announce that the DocGraph Journal is releasing the first Medicare Public Use File released by a private organization. The new public use file is called MrPUP, and it details how Outpatient providers in Medicare refer procedures. MrPUP stands for Medicare Referring Provider Utilization for Procedures. You can download the data here, the …

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Notice: Redaction of Teaming Data

[av_one_fifth first][/av_one_fifth] [av_three_fifth] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Notice: Redaction of Teaming Data Recently, we discovered that the DocGraph Teaming (Shared-Patient-in-Time) data set (aka referral data), which is now available from CMS as a standard data set here, has significantly different contents than what we had been assuming. Specifically, it appears that data sets dated after …

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DocGraph Launches Linea

Press Release on PR Newswire: HOUSTON, June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DocGraph is launching a new web based portal Linea ( to enable the health data science community to discover, aggregate and enrich new open healthcare datasets. DocGraph Linea is based on technology developed and contributed by Merck (known as MSD outside the United States …

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DocGraph Datathon

As always, DocGraph will be attending Datapalooza, May 31st-Jun 3 2015 in Washington D.C. Thanks to our friends at we will be hosting a datathon the day before Datapalooza starts. Join us for: DocGraph data visualization hacking Data structure tutorials for multiple open data sets State-level doctor data hacking Food data demos Sessions on …

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Data release: Open Provider Directory and Open Formulary comment data

Recently, HHS released a proposed rule regarding new regulations for health insurance companies. The specific document is called: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 In that proposed rule were two open data concepts that are worth noting: A suggestion that insurance companies be required to release …

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Hacking on the PubMed API

Fred Trotter has been working with the PubMed API,  related to WikiProject Medicine and the UCSF 2014 Elective class.  Both have goals to evaluate and improve the medical content on Wikipedia. You can learn how to search for, and download data about specific articles using the PubMed API on Fred Trotter’s blog post here.