Capstone – Project

Oncology treatment patterns using public CMS data

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Engagement Synopsis

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers public data samples of claims data (diagnosis, procedure, billed amounts, benefit amounts). Our client seeks to model treatment patterns for cancer patients, but first we need to find those treatment patterns. Patterns may include:

Evaluation and management aggregate data
Sequence of procedures/therapies/visits
Cost summaries via histograms
Items you may discover along the way

Ultimately, you’ll need to return a data set with the oncology patients claims as well as a dashboard summary of the data and analyses you performed. To complete this project, you’ll need to acquire diagnostic codes related to one or more types of cancer (nobody’s expecting medical expertise here), high level knowledge of procedure codes (they’re hierarchical so we can focus on the easiest level to manage), and some data wrangling to get things sorted.

Samples can be acquired here:

Company Information

Hiring PotentialN/A

Company Overview


Course Info & Engagement Details

Engagement Format -
CourseBMIS476 Project Management
  • All Undergraduate
Students Enrolled40
Meeting Day & TimeMonday and Wednesday 11am to 12:20pm
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment2 Hours
Duration14.29 Weeks

Project Topics

Data Management

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Software Design & Development


There are currently no students assigned.

Collaboration Timeline

  • January 8, 2021

    Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating.

  • January 8, 2021

    Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.

  • January 8, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • January 8, 2021

    Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.

  • January 21, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • May 1, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

Key Milestones & Project Process

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