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

The purpose of this workshop was to exchange information to facilitate coordination, collaboration, and communication between behavioral and social science researchers (funded by the NIA) and those who used data originating from CMS (and other agency staff) to identify common issues. The grantee presentations exemplified 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.

A summary of this meeting is available upon request. Please contact