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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By DaveF
I had a stroke around 5 years ago. Two weeks...

I had a stroke around 5 years ago. Two weeks before I had a visual migraine aura (but no painful headache). I actually went in to get checked out after the migraine because I didn't know what it was...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-05-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,592
Posted By DaveF
Check this out: ...

Check this out:

https://iid.iowa.gov/documents/press-releases/magnum-wellmark-bcbs-inc-%E2%80%93-january-2017-individual-market-rate-filing

http://i.imgur.com/zdT51vh.png
Forum: Health - Disability 03-26-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By DaveF
from that link: I wonder if this would...

from that link:



I wonder if this would cause problems for ACA market studies where all issuers in a risk pool share data with a consultant to get estimates of risk adjustment transfers.
Forum: Health - Disability 01-17-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,927
Posted By DaveF
I'm guessing poor people will all be getting...

I'm guessing poor people will all be getting diagnosed by watson in the future.

Rich people might get watson + review by a human.

http://www.ibm.com/watson/health/
Forum: Health - Disability 08-29-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 382,336
Posted By DaveF
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/36B ...

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/36B

(ii) Indexing

(I) In general
Subject to subclause (II), in the case of taxable years beginning in any calendar year after 2014, the initial and...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-13-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,344
Posted By DaveF
surface book 2 late this year

surface book 2 late this year
Forum: Health - Disability 08-12-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 126,498
Posted By DaveF
http://www.wsj.com/articles/unitedhealth-sues-amer...

http://www.wsj.com/articles/unitedhealth-sues-american-renal-associates-alleging-fraud-1467409671
Forum: Health - Disability 08-12-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 33,861
Posted By DaveF
http://khn.org/news/should-big-insurance-become-li...

http://khn.org/news/should-big-insurance-become-like-walmart-to-lower-health-costs/
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-03-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,788
Posted By DaveF
Do you feel normal after the visual part is gone...

Do you feel normal after the visual part is gone or do you get headaches?

I had a spate of them a few months ago that nearly led me to despair.

I did an elimination diet in early 2015 at a...
Forum: Health - Disability 07-29-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By DaveF
2014 rates in individual were 10-21 % lower than 2013 individual rates?

Seems unlikely:

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/07/21/obamacare-premiums-are-lower-than-you-think/
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-18-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By DaveF
I've seen snow storms with thunder and lightning...

I've seen snow storms with thunder and lightning in January. In Wisconsin.
Forum: Health - Disability 07-13-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,105
Posted By DaveF
Free to plug: we sent one our analysts to this...

Free to plug: we sent one our analysts to this last year and she gave very positive feedback.
Forum: Health - Disability 07-11-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,000
Posted By DaveF
Edge server data isn't due until months after the...

Edge server data isn't due until months after the benefit year ends. If you can complete your review project in three months or so, the risk of going after something the member also gets documented...
Forum: Health - Disability 07-11-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,000
Posted By DaveF
Have you looked at results from chart reviews?

Have you looked at results from chart reviews?
Forum: Health - Disability 07-08-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,000
Posted By DaveF
I'd bet problems with "simple" data submission to...

I'd bet problems with "simple" data submission to the edge servers were common. It would be pretty easy to meet the CMS thresholds that avoid the default charge and still have fairly messed up data.
Forum: Software & Technology 06-05-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,901
Posted By DaveF
What's the best way to generate .pdf reports...

What's the best way to generate .pdf reports using python?

R / Rstudio has some nice features for this (knitr / r markdown), curious if there's anything similar for python.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-04-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,362
Posted By DaveF
oracle versions: ...

oracle versions:

https://oracle-base.com/articles/misc/lag-lead-analytic-functions

some other sql server items that are handy:
...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-03-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,362
Posted By DaveF
Mostly SQL of various flavors (sql server,...

Mostly SQL of various flavors (sql server, oracle, mysql) combined with excel (with VBA + power bi plug-ins), adding in some other tool when excel falls short (python, R, qlikview, word).

For...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-02-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,362
Posted By DaveF
I've gone 15 years without using SAS but recently...

I've gone 15 years without using SAS but recently have been learning it by using it for projects that I might otherwise have done with my usual tools.

I mentioned this to an actuary I was working...
Forum: Software & Technology 06-02-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,901
Posted By DaveF
I just got my IT department to add an install of...

I just got my IT department to add an install of the anaconda python distribution to our software library. Pretty happy about that.



Some good links / comments:
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-29-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,788
Posted By DaveF
Mayo has ome good simulation videos on YouTube....

Mayo has ome good simulation videos on YouTube. This is almost exactly how they look for me.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AVYjbthGk2s
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,717
Posted By DaveF
Work for a nonprofit insurer for 10 years and you...

Work for a nonprofit insurer for 10 years and you too can have your federal loans wiped out (subject to income limits):
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-19-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,304
Posted By DaveF
I am intrigued by this one: ...

I am intrigued by this one:

http://www.amazon.com/emson-electric-smoker-pressure-smoker-cook/dp/b005g6tqe4

Emson Electric 5Qt Smoker- The Only Indoor Pressure Smoker-Cook Your BBQ Brisket,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-19-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,788
Posted By DaveF
Think imitrex is bad, try this stuff. Drug from...

Think imitrex is bad, try this stuff. Drug from hell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topiramate#Medical_uses

Stops the migraines, but has the side effect of turning you into a drooling moron. The...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-19-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,788
Posted By DaveF
I get those once every couple of weeks. Luckily I...

I get those once every couple of weeks. Luckily I don't get the painful headache with them very often.

The first time it happened I had a stroke a couple of weeks later so when they come on it's...
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