Monday, November 4, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The presentations of this session are related to various issues related to Medicare/Medicaid policies for the older adults, including minimizing part d costs for Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare part d prescription drug costs and plan satisfaction as a function of student pharmacists' assistance, racial and ethnic variation in the use of home and community based services under Medicaid waiver 1915c, and the Medicare market mechanism.
Session Objectives: 1. To identify the frequency and impact of cost-lowering strategies used to assist Medicare beneficiaries with their Part D drug costs. 2. To examine beneficiaries' plan satisfaction and MPD drug costs as a function of prior assistance from trained student pharmacists. 3. To survey participants receiving HCBS under a Medicaid 1915(c) waiver in the state of Texas for the purpose of a) describing and categorizing the types and cost of HCBS by race and ethnicity, and b) examining the association between health needs, depression, and demographic characteristics with services and costs. 4. To exam individual market programs, including Medicare managed care, the Part D drug benefit, as well as proposals to extend the role of the market within the context of the program, past and present.
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health