Patents by Inventor Douglas G. Cave

Douglas G. Cave has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210082072
    Abstract: A computer system for identifying medical care providers outside a process-of-care standard for a field of health care is configured to perform steps that include retrieving claim line item information including procedure/service codes, and retrieving definitions for marker code groups associated with each of a set of medical conditions; deriving, for each marker-condition pair, an actual rate of utilization of the marker code group for episodes of the associated medical condition; and assigning a status to each marker-condition pair in response to the actual rate of utilization respectively exceeding or not exceeding a target rate. The steps also include aggregating the statuses across the marker-condition pairs to obtain an overall score, and causing an output to be displayed in a viewable format. The output includes the overall score, each marker-condition pair of the set of medical conditions, and the status for each marker-condition pair of the set of medical conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas G. Cave, Yuri Alexandrian, John Calvin
  • Patent number: 10867361
    Abstract: A method and system for producing statistical analysis of medical care information comprises: aggregating medical care providers to a peer group level; aggregating medical care information at the peer group level and at the medical care provider level; computing a statistical analysis, such as performing Pearson's correlation analysis; and generating peer group level and medical care provider level results utilizing the computed statistical analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Cave, Yuri Alexandrian, John T. Calvin, Jenine A. Lara
  • Patent number: 10741289
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas G. Cave
  • Publication number: 20200219621
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Douglas G. Cave
  • Patent number: 10685746
    Abstract: A method and system for producing statistical analysis of medical care information comprises: aggregating medical care providers to a peer group level; aggregating medical care information at the peer group level and at the medical care provider level; computing a statistical analysis, such as performing Pearson's correlation analysis; and generating peer group level and medical care provider level results utilizing the computed statistical analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Cave, Yuri Alexandrian, John T. Calvin, Jenine A. Lara
  • Publication number: 20200152331
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: Douglas G. Cave
  • Patent number: 10629307
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas G. Cave
  • Patent number: 10629306
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas G. Cave
  • Publication number: 20190287677
    Abstract: A method and system for producing statistical analysis of medical care information comprises: aggregating medical care providers to a peer group level; aggregating medical care information at the peer group level and at the medical care provider level; computing a statistical analysis, such as performing Pearson's correlation analysis; and generating peer group level and medical care provider level results utilizing the computed statistical analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas G. Cave, Yuri Alexandrian, John T. Calvin, Jenine A. Lara
  • Publication number: 20190189284
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: Douglas G. Cave
  • Publication number: 20190189283
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: Douglas G. Cave
  • Patent number: 10319474
    Abstract: A method and system for producing statistical analysis of medical care information comprises: aggregating medical care providers to a peer group level; aggregating medical care information at the peer group level and at the medical care provider level; computing a statistical analysis, such as performing Pearson's correlation analysis; and generating peer group level and medical care provider level results utilizing the computed statistical analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G Cave, Yuri Alexandrian, John T Calvin, Jenine A Lara
  • Publication number: 20190051404
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Douglas G. Cave
  • Patent number: 9881129
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CAVE CONSULTING GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas G Cave
  • Patent number: 8768726
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas G Cave
  • Patent number: 8751263
    Abstract: A method and system for producing statistical analysis of medical care information comprises: aggregating medical care providers; computing a statistical analysis, such as performing Pearson's correlation analysis. that includes associating a metric for each set of codes obtained from the aggregated medical care information; associating an efficiency metric from the medical care efficiency measurements for each medical care provider with that medical care provider; calculating a correlation value for each medical care provider between their efficiency metric and a metric associated with each code; and selecting a subset of codes based on the correlation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G Cave, Yuri Alexandrian, John T Calvin, Jenine A Lara
  • Patent number: 8639528
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas G. Cave
  • Patent number: 8340981
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas G. Cave
  • Patent number: 8301464
    Abstract: A method and system for producing statistical analysis of medical care information comprises: aggregating medical care providers to a peer group level; aggregating medical care information at the peer group level and at the medical care provider level; computing a statistical analysis, such as performing Pearson's correlation analysis; and generating peer group level and medical care provider level results utilizing the computed statistical analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Cave, Yuri Alexandrian, John T. Calvin, Jenine A. Lara
  • Patent number: 7739126
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Cave Consulting Group
    Inventors: Douglas G. Cave, Kyu Sung Cho