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Daniel Godoy commented on Sunil Kappal's blog post HealthCare Industry’s Savior: Using the Benford's Law (The Law of First Digit) to Debunk the Fraudsters
"The chi-square test has excessive power when used with big data sets. Even for a sample of 1k elements, it may lead to false positives, that is, flagging as suspicious empirical distributions that could just as well be a draw from an actual…"
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Sunil Kappal commented on Sunil Kappal's blog post HealthCare Industry’s Savior: Using the Benford's Law (The Law of First Digit) to Debunk the Fraudsters
"Thanks Ted Dunning for your comment. However, please keep in mind that I am looking at the sample of 1030 claims out of the ~100k claims transactions for this article which can possibly result in things that one would not want to see while utilizing…"
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Ted Dunning commented on Sunil Kappal's blog post HealthCare Industry’s Savior: Using the Benford's Law (The Law of First Digit) to Debunk the Fraudsters
"This is unlikely to be enough deviation to signal blatant fraud. In the classic demonstration of fraud and structuring, the leading digits were 7, 8 or 9 about 90% of the time. This is wildly different from the Benson distribution. Your results are…"
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HealthCare Industry’s Savior: Using the Benford's Law (The Law of First Digit) to Debunk the Fraudsters

As the world is getting more tech savvy and advancements made in the information technology especially in the healthcare industry has opened areas in data mining and machine learning. Within the area of data mining one technique which has gained a lot of popularity as well as skepticism among the auditors and fraud detectives is Benford’s Law or “The Law of First digit.In the past some researchers in Canada used the Benford’s Law distribution to detect anomalies within the claims amount data…See More
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HealthCare Industry’s Savior: Using the Benford's Law (The Law of First Digit) to Debunk the Fraudsters

As the world is getting more tech savvy and advancements made in the information technology especially in the healthcare industry has opened areas in data mining and machine learning. Within the area of data mining one technique which has gained a lot of popularity as well as skepticism among the auditors and fraud detectives is Benford’s Law or “The Law of First digit.In the past some researchers in Canada used the Benford’s Law distribution to detect anomalies within the claims amount data…See More
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"Thanks Philip Morgan for liking the article and I second your pet peeve about "Correlation is not Causation" not only media, I have seen seasoned analytical professionals making this fundamental mistake. "
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"This is helpful, thank you! For anyone interested in comparing best subset and stepwise (which was my first thought after reading this) here is a good…"
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Short Bio
Senior professional with strong understanding of BI, Reporting, & Data Warehousing

• Hands-on MicroStrategy Experience

• Well versed with Microstrategy Analytical Desktop

• Strong Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills

• Successfully deployed Project Frameworks based on Agile Methodology

• Successfully deployed business solutions in Operations, eBusiness, and Marketing/Sales
while working with/for fortune 500 companies in Insurance, Health Care industries

• Highly creative, a critical thinker with the ability to take complex situations or problems and translate into a solution that drives efficiency, self-service and a high level of business insight.

• Demonstrable track record in managing multiple Verticals and large workforces

• Well-versed with R Statistical Software & GUI packages (Rattle & R Commander) and Project Management Software Rally

• Strengths include big picture focus while developing strategic business solutions which can include: mission statements, value propositions, critical success factors, statements of work, project management, ROI, gap and risk analysis, process re-engineering, facilitated functional design meeting and documenting requirements, use cases, change management, system redesign/architecture, system and application development, QA, UAT, implementation and mentoring and coaching.

Expertise: Six Sigma, Green Belt Certified, COPC, (MBA Marketing), ISO, ISMS, Lean Trained & Certified, Agile Expert (SCRUM), Change Management Expert, DFD, SDLC, Feasibility Study, Certified Project Management Professional, Speech Analytics, Text Analytics, Content Analytics, Predictive Modeling
My Web Site Or LinkedIn Profile
http://in.linkedin.com/in/skappal/
Field of Expertise
Analytics, Visualization, BI, Big Data, Data Science
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Manager
Years of Experience:
19
Your Company:
Rsystems International Limited
Industry:
Research
Your Job Title:
Senior Manager Analytics
How did you find out about DataScienceCentral?
Google
Interests:
Finding a new position, Networking, New venture
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http://www.microstrategy.com
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HealthCare Industry’s Savior: Using the Benford's Law (The Law of First Digit) to Debunk the Fraudsters

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 5:12am 3 Comments

As the world is getting more tech savvy and advancements made in the information technology especially in the healthcare industry has opened areas in data mining and machine learning. Within the area of data mining one technique which has gained a lot of popularity as well as skepticism among the auditors and fraud detectives is Benford’s Law or “The Law of First digit.

In the past some researchers in Canada used the Benford’s Law distribution to detect anomalies within the claims…

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Simple Guide for Selecting Statistical Tests When Comparing Groups

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Selecting the right statistical test can prove to be a daunting task for anyone. This infographic presents a step by step approach for the test selection process. This way of looking at various conditions to pick the appropriate tests will allow the audience to visualize and remember the process easily. 

However, it is also very important to have the basic understanding of statistics, related terms and concepts. It will not be a wrong statement to make that the correct statistical…

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The Most Common Analytical and Statistical Mistakes

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 7:00am 2 Comments

It is not only about understanding about statistics, it is also about implementing the correct statistical approach or method. In this brief article I will showcase some common statistical blunders that we generally make and how to avoid them.

To make this information simple and consumable I have divided these errors into two parts:

  1. Data Visualization Errors (Erroneous Graphs)
  2. Statistical Blunders Galore (pun intended)

 

Data…

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A Statistical Approach to Pick the Most Impactful Advertising Channel for Product Marketing

Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:30am 0 Comments

In the wake of ZMOT (Zero Moment of Truth) it becomes pivotal for any product company to choose the most appropriate advertisement channel for the promotion of their products. This not only helps the organizations to maximize their chances of creating the best first impression but will also help them to be discovered by today’s tech savvy consumers.

Today we will talk about a very…

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