The fundamental purposes of the Administrative Core are twofold. First, it will provide the component projects with an intellectually stimulating and productive environment for conducting scientific research. Second, it will provide research and training opportunities for external researchers to investigate Medicare Part D. Meeting these responsibilities requires substantial administrative resources, effort, and skill. Specifically, the core has five main objectives: 1. Provide central administrative support to all Projects and the Data Core and maintain contact with NIA and CMS; 2. Facilitate communication and research spillovers within the Program Project; 3. Create training opportunities related to Medicare and aging; 4. Foster external collaboration and pilot research projects, including hosting two annual conferences on the impact ofthe Medicare Part D program; 5. Promote the dissemination of research results and public use data in both the academic and policy communities. To meet these objectives, the Administrative Core will pursue a robust mix of services and activities. These include the development of a Steering Committee to oversee the entire research enterprise;a postdoctoral training position;a pilot project program;a visiting scholars program;and summer workshops and conferences for the entire project team and external researchers. We will also work with CMS to develop public use datasets that can be shared with the research community.

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Jena, Anupam B; Goldman, Dana; Karaca-Mandic, Pinar (2016) Hospital Prescribing of Opioids to Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA Intern Med 176:990-7
Lakdawalla, Darius; Shafrin, Jason; Lucarelli, Claudio et al. (2015) Quality-adjusted cost of care: a meaningful way to measure growth in innovation cost versus the value of health gains. Health Aff (Millwood) 34:555-61
Lakdawalla, Darius N; Chou, Jacquelyn W; Linthicum, Mark T et al. (2015) Evaluating Expected Costs and Benefits of Granting Access to New Treatments on the Basis of Progression-Free Survival in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. JAMA Oncol 1:196-202
Lakdawalla, Darius; Yin, Wesley (2015) Insurers' Negotiating Leverage and the External Effects of Medicare Part D. Rev Econ Stat 97:314-331
Jena, Anupam B; Prasad, Vinay; Goldman, Dana P et al. (2015) Mortality and treatment patterns among patients hospitalized with acute cardiovascular conditions during dates of national cardiology meetings. JAMA Intern Med 175:237-44
Gaudette, Étienne; Goldman, Dana P; Messali, Andrew et al. (2015) Do Statins Reduce the Health and Health Care Costs of Obesity? Pharmacoeconomics 33:723-34
Jena, Anupam B; Ho, Oliver; Goldman, Dana P et al. (2015) The Impact of the US Food and Drug Administration Chlorofluorocarbon Ban on Out-of-pocket Costs and Use of Albuterol Inhalers Among Individuals With Asthma. JAMA Intern Med 175:1171-9
Romley, John A; Gong, Cynthia; Jena, Anupam B et al. (2015) Association between use of warfarin with common sulfonylureas and serious hypoglycemic events: retrospective cohort analysis. BMJ 351:h6223
Vanderpuye-Orgle, Jacqueline; Zhao, Yang; Lu, Jackie et al. (2015) Evaluating the economic burden of psoriasis in the United States. J Am Acad Dermatol 72:961-7.e5
Romley, John A; Goldman, Dana P; Sood, Neeraj (2015) US hospitals experienced substantial productivity growth during 2002-11. Health Aff (Millwood) 34:511-8

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