212832 Medicare Part D Benefit and Part D data files

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:30 PM

A. Marshall McBean, MD, MSc , Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. McBean is a Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. For over 12 years he has been the Director of the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC). ResDAC provides training and technical assistance to researchers interested in using Medicare and Medicare administrative data. His research has included the use of Medicare administrative data in studies of the use of preventive services, diabetes, cancer, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and racial/ethnic differences in the use of health services.

Learning Objectives:
Explain Medicare Part D benefits. Describe the Medicare Part D files available to researchers.

Keywords: Drugs, Medicare

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: of my years of experience as director of RESDAC and extensive use of Medicare files.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.