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November 7, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – November 7, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:13 pm

No Limit: Medicare Part D Enrollees Exposed to High Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs Without a Hard Cap on Spending,” by Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, Kendal Orgera, and Anthony Damico (November 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 13p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/no-limit-medicare-part-d-enrollees-exposed-to-high-out-of-pocket-drug-costs-without-a-hard-cap-on-spending/

October 26, 2017

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – October 26, 2017

A. “Influence of pharmaceutical marketing on Medicare prescriptions in the District of Columbia,” by Susan F. Wood, Joanna Podrasky, Meghan A. McMonagle, Janani Raveendran, Tyler Bysshe, Alycia Hogenmiller, and Adriane Fugh-Berman (PLoS ONE12(10): e0186060. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0186060, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0186060

B. “Physical activity and cohabitation status moderate the link between diabetes mellitus and cognitive performance in a community-dwelling elderly population in Germany,” by Anne Fink, Nikolaus Buchmann, Christina Tegeler, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Ilja Demuth, and Gabriele Doblhammer (PLoS ONE12(10): e0187119. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187119, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 15p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0187119

October 20, 2017

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Briefs – October 20, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:30 pm

A. “Medicare Part D: A First Look at Prescription Drug Plans in 2018,” by Juliette Cubanski, Anthony Damico, Jack Hoadley, Kendal Orgera, and Tricia Neuman (October 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 21p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-part-d-a-first-look-at-prescription-drug-plans-in-2018/

B. “Medicare Advantage 2018 Data Spotlight: First Look,” by Gretchen Jacobson, Anthony Damico, and Tricia Neuman (October 2017, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2018-data-spotlight-first-look/

October 2, 2017

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Reports – October 2, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:57 pm

A. “Shortcomings of Device Claims Data Complicate and Potentially Increase Medicare Costs for Recalled and Prematurely Failed Devices,” (A-01-15-00504, September 2017, .pdf format, 28p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region1/11500504.asp

B. “Medicare Part B Drug Payments: Impact of Price Substitutions Based on 2015 Average Sales Prices,” (OEI-03-17-00360, September 2017, .pdf format, 10p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-17-00360.asp

September 12, 2017

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – September 12, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:57 pm

A. “From Research to Standard Practice: Advancing Proven Programs to Support Family Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia,” by Lynn Friss Feinberg (September 2017, .pdf format, 19p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/from-research-to-standard-practice.html

B. “Rx Price Watch Report: Trends in Retail Prices of Specialty Prescription Drugs Widely Used by Older Americans: 2006 to 2015,” by Leigh Purvis and Dr. Stephen Schondelmeyer (September 2017, .pdf format, 30p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2016/trends-in-retail-prices-of-drugs.html

August 3, 2017

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – August 3, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:45 pm

Prescription Drug Abuse among Older Adults,” by Olivia Dean (August 2017, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/prescription-drug-abuse-among-older-adults.html

 

July 31, 2017

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release – July 31, 2017

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:37 pm

The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new MEPS data file (July 2017, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

MEPS HC-178A: 2015 Prescribed Medicines File

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-178A

January 19, 2017

CAAR – Institute for Research on Public Policy [Montreal, Quebec – Canada] Report – January 19, 2017

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

Improving Prescription Drug Safety for Canadian Seniors,” by Nicole F. Bernier (No. 61, January 2017, .pdf format, 19p.).

irpp.org/research-studies/study-no61/

December 15, 2016

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – December 15, 2016

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:04 pm

Rx Price Watch Report: Trends in Retail Prices of Brand Name Prescription Drugs Widely Used by Older Americans: 2006 to 2015,” by Leigh Purvis and Dr. Stephen Schondelmeyer (December 2016, .pdf format, 30p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2016/trends-in-retail-prices-of-drugs.html

September 12, 2016

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – September 12, 2016

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:12 pm

Generic Drugs Under Medicare: Part D Generic Drug Prices Declined Overall, but Some Had Extraordinary Price Increases,” (GAO-16-706, August 2016, .pdf format, 52p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-706

September 7, 2016

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 7, 2016

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:40 pm

CMS Should Address Medicare’s Flawed Payment System for DME Infusion Drugs,” (OEI-12-16-00340, September 2016, .pdf format, 11p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-12-16-00340.asp

July 12, 2016

CAAR – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report – July 12, 2016

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:06 pm

Use of medicines by older people with type 2 diabetes,” (July 2016, .pdf format, 120p.).

www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129555607

May 16, 2016

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – May 16, 2016

A. “Physician Payments from Industry Are Associated with Greater Medicare Part D Prescribing Costs,” by Roy H. Perlis and Clifford S. Perlis (PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155474. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155474, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0155474

B. “The Incidence and Recurrence of Getting Lost in Community-Dwelling People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Two and a Half-Year,” by Ming-Chyi Pai and Chih-Chien Lee (PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155480. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155480, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 15p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0155480

April 28, 2016

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – April 28, 2016

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 4:40 pm

“‘Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Business Model: the Repercussions for Patients and the Health Care System,” a hearing held April 27, 2016 (witness statement available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 3 hours 1 minute). Note: Hearing begins at the 9:54 mark and ends at the 3:10:19 mark

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/valeant-pharmaceuticals-business-model-the-repercussions-for-patients-and-the-health-care-system

March 17, 2016

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – March 17, 2016

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 4:54 pm

Sudden Price Spikes in Decades-Old Rx Drugs: Inside the Monopoly Business Model,” a hearing held March 17, 2016 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 3 hours 14 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 18:03 mark and ends at the 3:32:05 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/senate-special-committee-on-aging-to-hold-the-second-hearing-in-a-series-on-sudden-price-spikes-in-decades-old-rx-drugs

December 17, 2015

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – December 17, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

Average Manufacturer Prices Increased Faster Than Inflation for Many Generic Drugs,” (A-06-15-00030, December 2015, .pdf format, 7p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region6/61500030.asp

December 9, 2015

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – December 9, 2015

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:58 pm

Sudden Price Spikes in Off-Patent Drugs: Perspectives from the Front Lines,” a hearing held December 9, 2015 (witness statements in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 59 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 14:35 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/sudden-price-spikes-in-off-patent-drugs_perspectives-from-the-front-lines

November 20, 2015

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – November 20, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:57 pm

Rx Price Watch Report: Trends in Retail Prices of Specialty Drugs,” by Leigh Purvis and Dr. Stephen Schondelmeyer (November 2015, .pdf format, 29p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2015/trends-in-retail-prices-of-specialty-drugs.html

November 16, 2015

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – November 16, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:46 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Prescription Drug Advertising and Drug Utilization: The Role of Medicare Part D,” by Abby Alpert, Darius Lakdawalla, and Neeraj Sood (w21714, November 2015, .pdf format, 66p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21714

B. “Work Incentives in the Social Security Disability Benefit Formula,” by Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, and Sita Slavov (w21708, November 2015, .pdf format, 41p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21708.pdf

November 5, 2015

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper – November 5, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:36 pm

The Economic Burden of Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditures Before and After Implementation of the Medicare Prescription Drug Program,” by Ayse Akincigil and Karen Zurlo (Working Paper No. 2015-28, November 2015, .pdf format, 20p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/the-economic-burden-of-out-of-pocket-medical-expenditures-before-and-after-implementation-of-the-medicare-prescription-drug-program/

November 3, 2015

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Articles – November 3, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:40 pm

Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 314, No. 17, November 3, 2015). Check with your organization’s information center for availability.

jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx?journalid=67&issueid=934629&direction=P

Trends in Prescription Drug Use Among Adults in the United States From 1999-2012,” by Elizabeth D. Kantor, Colin D. Rehm, Jennifer S. Haas, Andrew T. Chan, and Edward L. Giovannucci (p. 1818-1830).

October 13, 2015

CAAR – British Medical Journal Article – October 13, 2015

Association between guideline recommended drugs and death in older adults with multiple chronic conditions: population based cohort study,” by Mary E. Tinetti, Gail McAvay, Mark Trentalange, Andrew B. Cohen, and Heather G. Allore (Vol. 351, No. 8028, .pdf and HTML format, BMJ 2015;351:h4984).

www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h4984

October 6, 2015

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Report – October 6, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:51 pm

Medicare Part D at Ten Years: The 2015 Marketplace and Key Trends, 2006-2015,” by Jack Hoadley, Juliette Cubanski, and Tricia Neuman (October 2015, .pdf format, 59p.).

kff.org/medicare/report/medicare-part-d-at-ten-years-the-2015-marketplace-and-key-trends-2006-2015/

August 19, 2015

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – August 19, 2015

A. “Sodium Intake and Socioeconomic Status as Risk Factors for Development of Age-Related Cataracts: The Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” by Jeong Hun Bae, Doo Sup Shin, Sung Chul Lee, and In Cheol Hwang (PLoS ONE 10(8): e0136218. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136218, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0136218

B. “Medication Underuse in Aging Outpatients with Cardiovascular Disease: Prevalence, Determinants, and Outcomes in a Prospective Cohort Study,” by Andreas D. Meid, Renate Quinzler, Julia Freigofas, Kai-Uwe Saum, Ben Schöttker, Bernd Holleczek, Dirk Heider, Hans-Helmut König, Hermann Brenner, and Walter E. Haefeli (PLoS ONE 10(8): e0136339. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136339, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0136339

July 20, 2015

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Report – July 20, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:57 pm

To Switch or Be Switched: Examining Changes in Drug Plan Enrollment among Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy Enrollees,” by Jack Hoadley, Laura Summer, Elizabeth Hargrave, Samuel Stromberg, Juliette Cubanski, and Tricia Neuman (July 2015, .pdf format, 25p.).

kff.org/medicare/report/to-switch-or-be-switched-examining-changes-in-drug-plan-enrollment-among-medicare-part-d-low-income-subsidy-enrollees/

June 25, 2015

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – June 25, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:39 pm

A. “Influence of Retirement on Adherence to Statins in the Insurance Medicine All-Sweden Total Population Data Base,” by Heli Halava, Hugo Westerlund, Maarit Jaana Korhonen, Jaana Pentti, Mika Kivimaki, Linnea Kjeldgard, Kristina Alexanderson, and Jussi Vahtera (PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130901. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130901, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 14p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0130901

B. “Effect of APOE and CD33 on Cognitive Decline,” by Kathleen M. Hayden, Michael W. Lutz, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Cassandra Germain, and Brenda L. Plassman (PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130419, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0130419

June 2, 2015

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – June 2, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:29 pm

Rx Price Watch Report: Trends in Retail Prices of Generic Prescription Drugs Widely Used by Older Americans: 2006 to 2013,” by Dr. Stephen W. Schondelmeyer and Leigh Purvis (May 2015, .pdf format, 29p.).

www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-08-2010/rx_price_watch.html

March 30, 2015

CAAR – Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand – Te Puawaitanga O Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu (LiLACS NZ) [University of Auckland, New Zealand Report – March 30, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:33 pm

Medication use and perceptions of GP care in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ,” (March 2015, .pdf format, 13p.).

www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/assets/fmhs/faculty/lilacs/docs/FINAL%20Medication%20use%20in%20advanced%20age%2030%20March%202015.pdf

March 3, 2015

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – March 3, 2015

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Long-Term Care Utility and Late in Life Saving,” by John Ameriks, Joseph S. Briggs, Andrew Caplin, Matthew D. Shapiro, and Christopher Tonetti (w20973, March 2015, .pdf format, 48p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w20973

B. “Testing for Changes in the SES-Mortality Gradient When the Distribution of Education Changes Too,” by Thomas Goldring, Fabian Lange, and Seth Richards-Shubik (w20993, March 2015, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w20993

C. “Prescription Drug Use under Medicare Part D: A Linear Model of Nonlinear Budget Sets,” by Jason Abaluck, Jonathan Gruber, and Ashley Swanson (w20976, March 2015, .pdf format, 59p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w20976

D. “The Wealth of Wealthholders,” by John Ameriks, Andrew Caplin, Minjoon Lee, Matthew D. Shapiro, and Christopher Tonetti (w20972, March 2015, .pdf format, 76p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w20972

February 27, 2015

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – February 27, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:16 pm

Comparing Average Sales Prices and Average Manufacturer Prices for Medicare Part B Drugs: An Overview of 2013,” (OEI-03-14-00520, February 2015, .pdf format, 12p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-14-00520.asp

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief – February 27, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:12 pm

Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Medicare Beneficiaries, Age 65 and Older, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2012,” by Marc Roemer (Statistical Brief No. 469, February 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical+Brief&opt=2&id=1174

February 24, 2015

CAAR – Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (California) Working Paper – February 24, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:17 pm

Does Medicare Part D Save Lives?” by Abe Dunn and Adam Hale Shapiro (Working Paper 2015-04, February 2015, .pdf format, 65p.).

Abstract:

This paper studies the impact of Medicare Part D on mortality for the population over the age of 65. We identify the effects of the reform using variation in drug coverage across counties before the reform was implemented. Studying mortality rates immediately before and after the reform, we find that cardiovascular-related mortality drops significantly in those counties most affected by Part D, while mortality rates for noncardiovascular diseases remain statistically unchanged. Estimates suggest that between 19,000 and 27,000 more individuals were alive in mid-2007 because of the Part D implementation in 2006.

www.frbsf.org/economic-research/files/wp2015-04.pdf

February 9, 2015

CAAR – Institute for Research on Public Policy [Montreal, Quebec] Report – February 9, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:51 pm

Are Income-Based Public Drug Benefit Programs Fit for an Aging Population?” by Steven G. Morgan, Jamie R. Daw and Michael R. Law (December 2014, .pdf format, 27p.).

irpp.org/research-studies/study-no50/

January 29, 2015

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief – January 29, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:52 pm

Strategies Used by Adults to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs: United States, 2013,” by Robin A. Cohen and Maria A. Villarroel (Data Brief No. 184, January 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db184.htm

January 14, 2015

CAAR – Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany] Working Paper – January 14, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:35 pm

Pharmaceutical Innovation, Longevity, and Medical Expenditure in Greece, 1995-2010,” by Frank Lichtenberg (Working Paper No. 5166, January 2015, .pdf format, 17p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/publications/working-papers/CESifoWP/CESifoWPdetails?wp_id=19149834

December 23, 2014

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief – December 23, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:33 pm

Prescription Cholesterol-lowering Medication Use in Adults Aged 40 and Over: United States, 2003–2012,” by Qiuping Gu, Ryne Paulose-Ram, Vicki L. Burt, and Brian K. Kit (Data Brief No. 177, December 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db177.htm

December 4, 2014

CAAR – C.D. Howe Institute [Toronto, Ontario, Canada] Commentary – December 4, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:27 pm

A. “Should Public Drug Plans be Based on Age or Income?” by Colin Busby and Jonathan Pedde (Commentary No. 417, December 2014, .pdf format, 25p.).

www.cdhowe.org/should-public-drug-plans-be-based-on-age-or-income/28146

B. “Paying for the Boomers: Long-Term Care and Intergenerational Equity,” by Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby (Commentary No. 415, September 2014, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.cdhowe.org/paying-for-the-boomers-long-term-care-and-intergenerational-equity/27499

November 21, 2014

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – November 21, 2014

Filed under: uncategorized — Tags: , — admin @ 5:12 pm

A. “Rx Price Watch Report: Brand Name Prescription Drug Prices Continue to Increase,” by Dr. Stephen W. Schondelmeyer and Leigh Purvis (November 2014, .pdf format, 38p.).

www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-08-2010/rx_price_watch.html

B. “2014–2015 Winter Heating Costs for Older and Low-Income Households,” by Ann McLarty Jackson and Neal Walters (November 2014, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.aarp.org/money/low-income-assistance/info-2014/winter-heating-costs-report-october-2014-AARP-ppi-cons-prot.html

November 10, 2014

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – November 10, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:52 pm

Compounded Drugs: Payment Practices Vary across Public Programs and Private Insurers, and Medicare Part B Policy Should Be Clarified,” (GAO-15-85, October 2014, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-85

November 3, 2014

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – November 3, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:30 pm

The Effects of Pharmacist Intervention on Emergency Department Visits in Patients 80 Years and Older: Subgroup Analyses by Number of Prescribed Drugs and Appropriate Prescribing,” by Anna Alassaad, Maria Bertilsson, Ulrika Gillespie, Johan Sundstrom, Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes, and Hakan Melhus (PLoS ONE 9(11): e111797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111797, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111797

September 19, 2014

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 19, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:40 pm

Manufacturer Safeguards May Not Prevent Copayment Coupon Use for Part D Drugs,” (OEI-05-12-00540, September 2014, .pdf format, 29p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-12-00540.asp

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Factsheet – September 19, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:38 pm

A Sense of Déjà Vu: The Debate Surrounding State Biosimilar Substitution Laws,” by Leigh Purvis (September 2014, .pdf format, 5p.).

www.aarp.org/health/health-insurance/info-2014/the-debate-surrounding-state-biosimilar-laws-AARP-ppi-health.html

September 16, 2014

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 16, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:41 pm

Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Dispensing and Supplying Fee Payment Rates Are Considerably Higher Than the Rates Paid by Other Government Programs,” (A-06-12-00038, September 2014, .pdf format, 14p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region6/61200038.asp

August 26, 2014

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – August 26, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:32 pm

Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Patients in Swiss Managed Care Plans: Prevalence, Determinants and Association with Hospitalization,” by Oliver Reich, Thomas Rosemann, Roland Rapold, Eva Blozik, and Oliver Senn (PLoS ONE 9(8): e105425. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105425, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0105425

August 18, 2014

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Report – August 18, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:48 pm

Medicare Part D in Its Ninth Year: The 2014 Marketplace and Key Trends, 2006-2014,” by Jack Hoadley, Laura Summer, Elizabeth Hargrave, Juliette Cubanski, and Tricia Neuman (August 2014, .pdf format, 48p.).

kff.org/medicare/report/medicare-part-d-in-its-ninth-year-the-2014-marketplace-and-key-trends-2006-2014/

August 4, 2014

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report – August 4, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:20 pm

2015 Medicare Advantage ratebook and Prescription Drug rate information,” (July 2014, .pdf and zipped Excel and comma-delimited format).

www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/MedicareAdvtgSpecRateStats/Ratebooks-and-Supporting-Data-Items/2015Rates.html

July 9, 2014

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Report, Brief – July 9, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:35 pm

A. “An Investigation of Interstate Variation in Medicaid Long-Term Care Use and Expenditures Across 40 States in 2006,” by Audra Wenzlow, Rosemary Borck, Dean Miller, Pamela Doty and John Drabek (July 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 86p.).

aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2013/40State.shtml

B. “Medicare Part B Reimbursement of Prescription Drugs,” by Sherry Glied and Kevin Haninger (June 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

aspe.hhs.gov/sp/reports/2014/medicarepart/ib_mprpd.cfm

July 1, 2014

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – July 1, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:56 pm

Prescription Drugs: Comparison of DOD, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D Retail Reimbursement Prices,” (GAO-14-578, June 2014, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-578

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief – July 1, 2014

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:53 pm

Changes in Osteoporosis Medication Use and Expenditures among Women (Age = 50), United States, 2000 to 2011,” by Eric M. Sarpong (Statistical Brief No. 442, June 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical+Brief&opt=2&id=1144

June 25, 2014

CAAR – Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany] Working Papers – June 25, 2014

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A. “Early Retirement and Post Retirement Health,” by Daniel Hallberg, Per Johansson, and Malin Josephson (Discussion Paper No. 8260, June 2014, .pdf format, 42p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=8260

B. “The Power of the Little Blue Pill: Innovations and Implications of Life Style Drugs in an Aging Population,” by Jacob LaRiviere and Hendrik Wolff (Discussion Paper No. 8261, June 2014, .pdf format, 39p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=8261

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