Stability and Change in Health Insurance Status: New Estimates from the 1996 MEPS.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2001 - Health insurance - 23 pages

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Page i - Research and Quality (AHRQ), formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Page i - Survey (MEPS) is conducted to provide nationally representative estimates of health care use, expenditures, sources of payment, and insurance coverage for the US civilian noninstitutionalized population.
Page 13 - Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). MEPS is cosponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The...
Page 13 - ... additional information collected from the respondents' medical providers, employers, and insurance providers. Household Component The MEPS HC, a nationally representative survey of the US civilian noninstitutionalized population, collects medical expenditure data at both the person and household levels. The HC collects detailed data on demographic characteristics, health conditions, health status, use of medical care services, charges and payments, access to care, satisfaction with care, health...
Page i - Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is the third in a series of national probability surveys conducted by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) on the financing and utilization of medical care in the United States.
Page vi - Tests of statistical significance were used to determine whether the differences between populations exist at specified levels of confidence or whether they occurred by chance. Differences were tested using Zscores having asymptotic normal properties at the 0.05 level of significance. Unless otherwise noted, only statistically significant differences between estimates are discussed in the text.
Page ii - ... Bureau of the Census list frame of private-sector business establishments. • The Census of Governments from the Bureau of the Census. To provide an integrated picture of health insurance, data collected from the first sampling frame (employers and other insurance providers) are linked back to data provided by the MEPS HC respondents.
Page ii - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). • Physician procedure codes classified by CPT-4 (Current Procedural Terminology, Version 4). • • Inpatient stay codes classified by DRG (diagnosisrelated group). • Prescriptions coded by national drug code (NDC), medication names, strength, and quantity dispensed. • Charges, payments, and the reasons for any difference between charges and payments. The MPC is conducted through telephone interviews and mailed survey materials. Insurance...
Page i - MEPS comprises four component surveys: the Household Component (HC), the Medical Provider Component (MPC), the Insurance Component (1C), and the Nursing Home Component (NHC). The...

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