BSA Prescription Drug Events PUF 2008

$395 / year

The dataset BSA Prescription Drug Events (PDE) PUF has information from 2008 Medicare prescription drug claims. The CMS 2008 BSA PDE PUF is an event-level file in which each record is a claim incurred by a 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries. Demographic and claim-related variables provided in this PUF. The CMS 2008 PDE PUF contains thirteen variables: A primary record (i.e., event) key indexing the events and twelve analytic variables.

Complexity

The CMS 2008 BSA PDE PUF originates from a 5% simple random sample of beneficiaries drawn (without replacement) from the 100% Beneficiary Summary File for reference year 2008. The CMS 2008 PDE PUF contains thirteen variables. One of the analytic variables, strength of the drug, is provided in two pieces, (a) a numeric variable and (b) a text variable indicating the units. As they can be treated as one variable, there are eleven (11) rather than twelve (12) analytic variables, in addition to the claim ID.

The 100% Beneficiary Summary File is created annually and contains demographic, entitlement and enrolment data for beneficiaries:

– Who were documented as being alive for some part of the reference year of the Beneficiary Summary File, and
– Who were entitled to Medicare benefits during the reference year, and
– Who were enrolled in the Medicare Part A and/or Part B for at least one month in the reference year

The 5% sample of prescription drug events is created by collecting the prescription drug events for the beneficiaries in the 5% random sample of beneficiaries. The 5% random sample contains approximately 2.4 million beneficiaries. To create the CMS 2008 BSA PDE PUF, all claims that belong to those 2.4 million beneficiaries are collected. As part of the PUF preparation steps, some claims are excluded/suppressed from the CMS 2008 BSA PDE PUF.

The initial 5% sample of beneficiaries contains 2,392,893 beneficiaries. Out of the 2,392,893 beneficiaries, there are 1,265,691 beneficiaries with at least one prescription drug event, and the remaining 1,127,202 beneficiaries do not have any prescription drug events in 2008. To protect the privacy of Medicare beneficiaries, a total of 1,575,000 events incurred by 388,734 beneficiaries are suppressed from the PUF, leaving 50,325,988 events incurred by 1,264,083 beneficiaries in the CMS 2008 BSA PDE PUF. Suppressing an event may or may not exclude a beneficiary from the PUF. The exclusion of a beneficiary depends on whether or not the beneficiary has one or more additional events remaining in the PUF. Consequently, not all 388,734 beneficiaries are excluded.

Date Created

2011

Last Modified

2013-04-03

Version

2013-04-03

Update Frequency

Biennial

Temporal Coverage

2008

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs => Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

BSA Prescription Drug Events PUF Files 2008, BSA Prescription Drug, Drug Events PUF, Drug Events Data, BSA Drug Particulars, Medicare Drug Events, Medicare Prescription Drug Events 2008, Drug Information

Other Titles

Medicare Drug Events Files 2008, Prescription Drug Events 2008, Medicare BSA Prescription Drug Events 2008

Name Description Type Constraints
IDThe cryptographic event ID; as this is an event-level dataset, each row on the file has a unique value that cannot be used to link to any other data files released by CMS or other sources and can be used as a random number, representing random draws from a uniform distributionstringmaxLength : 20
GenderThe beneficiary's genderstringenum : Array
AgeThe beneficiary's age, reported in six age groupsstringenum : Array
Drug_CodeThis is a set of 1,022 possible codes, numbered 0 - 1,021, which identifies the drug name; 0 values meaning Unknown/Missing have been deletedintegerlevel : Ratio
Drug_Strength_CodeThis is a set of 665 possible codes, numbered 0 - 664, which indicates the strength of the drug; 0 values meaning Unknown/Missing have been deletedintegerlevel : Ratio
Drug_Strength_UnitsThis is a set of 46 possible codes, numbered 0 - 45, which indicates the unit of strength (milligrams, milliliters, etc); 0 values meaning Unknown/Missing have been deletedintegerlevel : Ratio
Drug_Dose_CodeThis is a set of 71 possible codes, numbered 0 - 70, which indicates the form of the drug, such as oral tablet, oral capsule, etc; 0 values meaning Unknown/Missing have been deletedintegerlevel : Ratio
Drug_Class_CodeThis is a set of 28 possible codes, numbered 0 - 27. It indicates the class of the drug, such as cardiovascular medications, central nervous system medications, etc; 0 values meaning Unknown/Missing have been deletedintegerlevel : Ratio
Drug_Quantity_DispensedThe amount of drug that is dispensed in terms of units, grams, milliliters, etcintegerlevel : Ratio
No_Of_Days_Drug_SupplyThe number of days’ supply for the dispensed drugstringenum : Array
Drug_CostThe entire cost of the prescription based on the sum of ingredient cost paid, dispensing fee paid, and total amount attributed to sales taxnumber-
Drug_Cost_Patient_PaidIndicates how much of the total drug cost the beneficiary paid that is not reimbursed by a third party (e.g., co-payments, coinsurance, deductible or other patient pay amounts)stringenum : Array
Drug_TypeIndicates whether the type of the drug is generic or brand namestringenum : Array
IDGenderAgeDrug_CodeDrug_Strength_CodeDrug_Strength_UnitsDrug_Dose_CodeDrug_Class_CodeDrug_Quantity_DispensedNo_Of_Days_Drug_SupplyDrug_CostDrug_Cost_Patient_PaidDrug_Type
PDE-821381716975D6A3Male70-74 years old1-7 daysPatient did not pay any amount
PDE-0007C04528E3C616Male70-74 years old61-7 daysPatient did not pay any amount
PDE-00A192198F1E4080Male70-74 years old21-7 daysPatient did not pay any amount
PDE-0165BE1EA6B5CD55Male75-79 years old71-7 daysPatient did not pay any amount
PDE-0210CB93F820DDE0Male75-79 years old21-7 daysPatient did not pay any amount
PDE-03088653C05B0F22Male80-84 years old61-7 daysPatient did not pay any amount
PDE-04AEA13925734707Male75-79 years old71-7 daysPatient did not pay any amount
PDE-056E3F87E61147E2Male70-74 years old41-7 daysPatient did not pay any amount
PDE-064D15FCFDE989B0Male75-79 years old71-7 daysPatient did not pay any amount
PDE-06CA5CB7D3E6018DMale70-74 years old71-7 daysPatient did not pay any amount