NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Strategic Formulary Design in Medicare Part D Plans

Kurt Lavetti, Kosali Simon

NBER Working Paper No. 22338
Issued in June 2016

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We are grateful to Vilsa Curto for creating measures of risk-adjusted cost differences for Medicare Advantage switchers; to Collen Carey for sharing data on risk-adjustment profitability in Part D plans; to Amitabh Chandra, Jason Hockenberry, Amanda Starc, Ashley Swanson, and seminar participants at the AEA 2010 Annual Meetings, ASHEcon 2014, RAND, and UC Berkeley for helpful comments; and to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for funding through grant R03AG033211. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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