Introduction to the Use of Medicare Part D Data for Research

This workshop will familiarize the audience with the Medicare Part D program, the use of the Medicare Beneficiary Part D enrollment data, Part D Event data, and associated Part D Characteristic files for research. There is no charge for the workshop.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand the Medicare Part D Program and its benefits
  • Understand what demographic, useful enrollment and linking information is available in the Master Beneficiary Summary file
  • Understand the content of the Part D Event and Characteristics Files
  • Understand issues involved with the use of Part D data for research
  • Begin to appreciate the types of research that can be done using the Medicare Part D data
  • Understand the requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for obtaining and using Part D data


If you have questions about registering for our workshops, please contact Stephanie Jarosek at

Preferred Qualifications and Tech Requirements: 
Attendees with prior experience working with Medicare data or have received Medicare data are preferred. A working knowledge of SAS will be helpful.
Workshop Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Registration Date: 
May 16, 2018 10:00am CDT