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Survey of Patient and Physician Knowledge and Perception Regarding Medicare Part D Plan Selection

Information source: Ohio State University
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Medicare Part D

Intervention: Patient survey (Other); Physician survey (Other)

Phase: N/A

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: Ohio State University

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Stuart Beatty, PharmD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Ohio State University

Overall contact:
Stuart Beatty, PharmD, Phone: 614-688-8466, Email: beatty.52@osu.edu

Summary

Evaluation of patients' methodology and ability to select an economical and ideal Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP).

Clinical Details

Official title: Survey of Patient and Physician Knowledge and Perception Regarding Medicare Part D Plan Selection

Study design: Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Primary outcome: The percentage of patients who are enrolled in Medicare Part D who are currently enrolled in their ideal plan based on estimated costs

Secondary outcome:

The percentage of patients who have switched or considered switching their Medicare Part D PDP at any point during their enrollment

The most commonly used resources used by beneficiaries to aid in selection of a Medicare Part D PDP

The percentage of patients who reach the Medicare Part D donut hole as a result of their current plan

Physician perception of appropriate selection of Medicare Part D PDP among their patient panel

Physician perception of administrative time spent resolving medication issues related to Medicare Part D PDPs

Detailed description: The purpose of this project is to evaluate patients' methodology and ability to select an economical and ideal Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP). The primary objective of this project is to determine the percentage of patients who are enrolled in Medicare Part D who are currently enrolled in their ideal plan based on estimated costs. Secondary objectives are to determine: 1. The percentage of patients who have switched or considered switching their Medicare Part D PDP at any point during their enrollment 2. The most commonly used resources used by beneficiaries to aid in selection of a Medicare Part D PDP 3. The percentage of patients who reach the Medicare Part D donut hole as a result of their current plan 4. Physician perception of appropriate selection of Medicare Part D PDP among their patient panel 5. Physician perception of administrative time spent resolving medication issues related to Medicare Part D PDPs

Eligibility

Minimum age: 65 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.

Criteria:

Patient Population Inclusion Criteria:

- Patient of Martha Morehouse General Internal Medicine Clinic at the Ohio State

University Wexner Medical Center

- Medicare A/B is listed as primary insurance

- Patients 65 years old or older

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients less than the age of 65 years old

- Patients with Medicare Advantage plan

Physician Population Inclusion Criteria:

- Physicians of Martha Morehouse General Internal Medicine Clinic at the Ohio State

University Wexner Medical Center

Locations and Contacts

Stuart Beatty, PharmD, Phone: 614-688-8466, Email: beatty.52@osu.edu

Martha Morehouse Internal Medicine Clinic at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 43221, United States; Recruiting
Stuart Beatty, PharmD, Phone: 614-688-8466, Email: beatty.52@osu.edu
Additional Information

Starting date: August 2014
Last updated: September 15, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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