Rick Andrews, a programmer and analyst from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has presented at the 2014 SAS Global Forum Executive Conference on the agency’s use of SAS and Teradata software.
Teradata said Mar. 20 that Andrews delivered his presentation entitled, “How SAS and Teradata Dramatically Improve Data Analysis at CMS” during a session on Tuesday.
“The Office of the Actuary at CMS uses the optimized SAS and Teradata techniques to more quickly perform many important tasks such as setting Medicare Advantage rates for providers, forecasting the cost of closing the Part-D ‘doughnut hole,’ and estimating the future cost of healthcare in America,” said Andrews.
Teradata is a platinum sponsor of the event, which was attended by 3,000 users of SAS software and solutions.