Online Program

MEPS Use and Expenditure Data

Sunday, November 1, 2015 : 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Jeffrey A. Rhoades, PhD, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
The proposed session will provide information regarding the details of the use, expenditure and source of payment data, and other medical visit level information included on the eight MEPS public use event files: inpatient stays, emergency room, outpatient, office-based, dental visits, home health care, prescribed medicines, and other medical expenses. Summary person level use and expenditure variables and the appropriate use of weights for generating nationally representative estimates using MEPS data will be discussed. The proposed session will also provide information regarding the details of the medical conditions file. The content will focus on how the medical conditions data is collected and coded. Participants will have the opportunity to have their specific research and health policy questions addressed.

Learning Areas:

Biostatistics, economics
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify the eight different MEPS event files. Describe person level expenditure variables.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked on the MEPS (and related surveys) survey for over 15 years and have served on the faculty of numerous MEPS workshops. I have made over 25 MEPS related presentations at professional meetings and research organizations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.