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About This Book
About The Author
Chapter 1: Introduction
Introduction and Purpose of This Book
Framework of This Book
Our Programming Project
How to Use This Book
Chapter 2: An Introduction to the Medicare Program
Introduction and Goals of the Chapter
An Introduction to the Medicare Program
What is Medicare?
Medicare Enrollment and Eligibility
What Is Covered by Medicare?
What Is Not Covered by Medicare?
The Mechanics of Medicare
Chapter 3: An Introduction to Medicare Data
Introduction and Goals of This Chapter
A Note on the Source and Structure of Our Claims Data
Part B Carrier Claims Data
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Data
Outpatient Claims Data