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Presentation

Effects of Increasing Generic Drug Use on Medicare Prescription Plan Star Ratings

Presentation Title
Effects of Increasing Generic Drug Use on Medicare Prescription Plan Star Ratings
Author
Ms. Zippora Kiptanui - Research Associate
Dates
August, 2017
Market
IMPAQ Health
Description

This presentation analyzes the association between the prescriptions of generic medication and patient experience.

APA Citation

Qian, J., Hansen, R., Harris, I., Kiptanui, Z., Howard, J., & Surry, D. (2017, August). Effects of Increasing Generic Drug Use on Medicare Prescription Plan Star Ratings. Poster at the International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Montreal, Canada.

Generic drug prescribing and use helps reduce health care cost and improve medication adherence. Increasing generic drug use, due to the potential for cost savings and drug access is a viable consideration for drug plans to achieve high quality ratings. The goal of this study is to examine the association between plan-level generic drug dispensing ratio (GDR) and Medicare prescription plan star ratings.