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HPEXPOTH
Annual total of direct health care payments from all other sources for hospitalizations

Description

For all persons, HPEXPOTH captures the sum of direct payments made by all other sources, including other Federal (HPEXPOF), other State and local (HPEXPOL), other private (HPEXPOPR), other public (HPEXPOPU), and other unclassified sources (HPEXPOS) made to inpatient hospital visits medical providers. This includes payments for hospital facility expenses (including direct hospital care, including room and board, diagnostic and laboratory work, x-rays, and similar charges, as well as any physician services included in the hospital charge) and "separately billing doctor" or SBD expenses (including services provided to patients in hospital settings by providers like radiologists, anesthesiologists, and pathologists, whose charges are often not included in hospital bills). Payments for over-the-counter drugs and indirect payments not related to specific medical events, such as Medicaid Disproportionate Share and Medicare Direct Medical Education subsidies, are not included in this amount. For more information on how MEPS collects expenditure data, please refer to our user note on medical expenditures.

For more information about how hospital expenditures are handled for inpatient stays that do not include an overnight stay or hospitalizations for the birth of a child, please refer to the description for HPEXPTOT.

Related variables
Variables related to total annual health care expenditures by source of payment, total annual health care expenditures by type of medical service, and total annual health care charges are also available. Please refer to our user note on expenditures for a list of these variables.

Codes

HPEXPOTH is a 6-digit numeric variable.

Comparability

This variable is completely comparable over time.

Universe

  • 2007-2021: All persons.

Availability

  • 2007-2021

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