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Prescription Drugs & Other Medical Products


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Evaluation of Data Bases for Drug Risk Adjustment

This contract developed data bases to supplement the Federal Employees Health Benefits Data used to develop the drug risk adjustment system for Medicare part D drug plans for low-income and disabled populations; explored geographic variation by state in drug prices and drug utilization; and examined the joint effects on drug plan risk of the combination of drug risk-adjustment, risk-corridors a

Options for Defining Medicare Advantage Regions: An Assessment of Trade-offs

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was charged with setting regional market areas for the implementation of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA).

Health Care in Transition: Technology Assessment in the Private Sector

Health Care in Transition: Technology Assessment in the Private Sector Prepared by: Richard Rettig of the RAND Corporation Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. July, 1996.

Pharmaceutical Pricing Practices, Utilization and Costs - Meeting Summary

By Kerry Kemp,Health Systems Research, Inc.

Medication Use in Long-Term Care Facilities and Community Settings for Medicare Beneficiaries with Cardiovascular Disease

This report compares medication use in long-term care facilities and community settings for Medicare beneficiaries with heart conditions. The purpose of this comparison was to evaluate the utility of a new file of institutional drug use in the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), the premier source of health care information on the Medicare population.

The Contribution of Medication Use to Recent Trends in Old-Age Functioning

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Securing the Benefits of Medical Innovation for Seniors: The Role of Prescription Drugs and Drug Coverage

This report examines the consequences to medical innovation and overall health posed by attempts to contain drug expenditures by implementing government controls.

The Effects of Congressional Proposals on Prescription Drug Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries

Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Provides discussion and estimates of several Congressional proposals on prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries.