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OPNPHFEXOL
Annual total of direct health care payments from other State and local source for hospital facility charges associated with visits to outpatient non-physicians

Description

For all persons, OPNPHFEXOL captures the sum of direct payments made by other State and local government sources for hospital facility expenses associated with care received from outpatient non-physicians, including community and neighborhood clinics, State and local health departments, and State programs other than Medicaid. Hospital facility expenses include 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 expense. 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.

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

OPNPHFEXOL is a 6-digit numeric variable.

Comparability

This variable is completely comparable over time.

Universe

  • 1996-2016: All persons.

Availability

  • 1996-2016

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