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Date Recorded
Monday, October 15, 2012

This brief presentation outlines the educational objectives for the Introduction to Medicare workshop. Objectives of the workshop which are found in the various video segments include:
» understanding the basic structure and content of the Medicare program
» learning which Medicare data files are available for research purposes
» knowing the source of the Medicare administrative data sets
» reviewing the Master Beneficiary Summary File (a.k.a. Denominator), MedPAR file, and the Carrier file for use by researchers

Introduction to Medicare - Educational Objectives