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SAS Programming with Medicare Administrative Data, 2nd Edition by Matthew Gillingham

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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 Summary

 

Introduction and Goals of the Chapter

This chapter presents an introduction to the Medicare program and is designed to prepare the SAS programmer for using Medicare administrative data. As stated in Chapter 1, the guiding principle of this book is that research questions about the Medicare program can only be answered with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Medicare data. In turn, Medicare data can only be understood when the user achieves a solid ...

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