212833 Medicare Part D Program Statistics

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:50 PM

Kathy Schneider, PhD , Epidemiologist, Schneider Research Associates, L.L.C. & Buccaneer Computer Systems and Services, Inc., West Des Moines, IA
Dr. Schneider, of Schneider Research Associates, LLC, conducts studies and provides methodological guidance for an array of health projects. She serves as an epidemiological consultant for Buccaneer Computer Systems and Services, Inc. in support of research data products using the Chronic Conditions Warehouse. She has been active in helping to define and describe the range of Medicare Part D prescription drug data variables and files which researchers may use.

Learning Objectives:
Evaluate the types of dates available in the Medicare Part D files. Identify the strength and weaknesses of such data for research purposes.

Keywords: Drugs, Medicare

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: of my years of experience at Buccaneer and Schneider Research Associates working with CMS datasets.
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.