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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This presentation begins with a discussion of the difference between a claim and a Part D "event" record. This presentation further reviews how the Part D data are processed, what systems CMS maintains for the event data, the Part D data sources, and a brief review of the Part D Event data file variables that are available to researchers.

Introduction to Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Event (PDE) Data: Source and Processing