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Workshop on the Analysis of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Data by Grantees

Friday, June 25, 2004

The purpose of this workshop was for behavioral and social science researchers funded by the NIA, who are using data originating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to exchange information in order to facilitate coordination, collaboration, and communication between researchers and agency staff, and to identify common issues. The presentations by grantees exemplify the many uses of Medicare data, including the study of performance and productivity of hospitals, long-term care and hospice facilities, and medical care and treatments; variations in end-of-life care; cohort and time trends in Medicare expenditures; effects of physician specialization and experience on costs and outcomes of hospital care; and health and technology trends and their consequences for Medicare.