The National Institute on Aging and U.C.'s Center for the Economics and Demographics of Aging (CEDA) with additional support from the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL) sponsors a conference on behavioral perspectives on the Medicare Part D market for prescription drug insurance. It will be held in Berkeley on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006.
The purpose of the conference is to give psychological and economic perspectives on the ability of aging consumers to effectively direct their own health care, and make choices in markets for medical services that promote individual well-being and efficient resource allocation.
A focus of the conference will be lessons learned from experience with the Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance market, and identification of research and policy opportunities that this program presents.
The format of the conference will be a series of informal presentations by participants, each about 20 minutes in length, summarizing their research on (or relevant to) Medicare Part D and consumer-directed health choices.