Health Information Technologies and Processes

  • 1.  Other Sampling Options

    Posted 08-20-2020 01:14
    Someone asked what if they need a sample size when they need a different confidence level other than 95% or 99%.  Good question...and I think a good option is the sample calculator by Raosoft which is online and available at the link below.  It provides a much higher level of flexibility.

    As seen in the snip, if one was looking for a sample size of a population of 5000, with an 85% confidence level and 5% error rate, the sample size would be 200.  Very easy to use and this has withstood the scrutiny of CMS reviews and used in extrapolating overpayments.  So in other words...a rock solid option.

    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional
    Posted: 10:13 PM AZ time