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  • January 24
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

A Guide to the RAT-STATS Statistical Software

January 24

RAT-STATS can be a difficult program to understand without proper knowledge. This material will guide you and allow you to use RAT-STATS with confidence.

RAT-STATS is a free statistical software package developed by the U.S. government to help design, select, and extrapolate statistically valid random samples. Given the government’s reliance on RAT-STATS, the software is routinely used by health care providers, payers, and compliance professionals when implementing their own statistical analysis. Unfortunately, RAT-STATS can be difficult to use, and the 394-page user guide and 245-page companion manual are overwhelmingly technical. This topic will demystify RAT-STATS in an easy-to-understand manner and will help users to effectively employ the software. The material explains the software’s purpose, capabilities, and shortcomings along with a practical how-to discussion for each of its modules. The information also addresses the common pitfalls of using RAT-STATS. These topics are critical for those seeking to design and implement valid statistical sampling, as well as for those scrutinizing and rebutting poorly performed opposing analysis.

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Agenda

Overview of Statistical Sampling
  • Considerations for Sampling Strategy and the Role of RAT-STATS Statistical Software
  • Statistical Sampling Framework and Technical Terminology
  • Resources and Considerations for Effectively Implementing Sampling With RAT-STATS
Sample Size Determination
  • Orienting RAT-STATS' Sample Size Module
  • How to Determine Simple Random Sample (Unrestricted) Sizes
  • Instructor-Led Exercise
  • How to Determine Stratified Random Sample Sizes
  • Instructor-Led Exercise
  • Key Considerations for Interpreting Sample Size Results
Random Number Generation
  • Orienting RAT-STATS' Random Numbers Module
  • Instructor-Led Exercise
  • Key Considerations for Randomization
Extrapolation of Results
  • Orienting RAT-STATS' Appraisal Module
  • Instructor-Led Exercise
  • Interpreting Results of Extrapolation
  • Key Considerations for Extrapolation
Common Pitfalls of Statistical Sampling
  • Using RAT-STATS Without a Broader Framework
  • Proper Documentation for Audit and Replication
  • Practical Considerations for Interesting RAT-STATS Reports
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  • This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
     
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  • This course is approved by HFMA for certification maintenance of continuous educational points and will equal 1.5 points of classroom instruction.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This live webinar is designed for medical records directors, medical record managers, health information managers, coders, compliance officers, billing managers, administrators, physicians, nurses and other medical facility staff.

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Christopher Haney, CPA, CFE, CHC

Christopher Haney, CPA, CFE, CHC

Forensus Group, LLC

  • Managing director of the Forensus Group, LLC based in Richmond, VA, www.forensus.com
  • Former FBI forensic accountant and statistician with over 15 years of experience developing and scrutinizing sampling analysis
  • Regularly testifies as an expert witness on the validity and design of statistical analysis in CMS, DOJ, and other health care matters
  • Leading author on statistical sampling and the use of RAT-STATS, including the RAT-STATS Advisor blog
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC)
  • Continues to serve as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army reserve as a medical services officer
  • Can be contacted at 804-464-3610 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406895
Published 2020
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