Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
OPPHFEXTR
Annual total of direct health care payments from TRICARE for hospital facility charges associated with visits to outpatient physicians

Description

For all persons, OPPHFEXTR captures the sum of direct payments made by TRICARE (formerly CHAMPUS) for hospital facility expenses associated with care received from outpatient physicians during the year. Refer to the comparability tab for information on how the specific sources of payment included in OPPHFEXTR change over time. 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

OPPHFEXTR is a 6-digit numeric variable.

Comparability

This variable is mostly comparable over time. Prior to 2009, OPPHFEXTR includes direct payments for health care from TRICARE, including CHAMPVA. Beginning in 2009, OPPHFEXTR excludes direct payments from CHAMPVA; instead, direct payments from CHAMPVA are included in OPPHFEXVA for 2009-forward.

Universe

  • 2000-2021: All persons.

Availability

  • 2000-2021

Weights

Flags

This variable has no flags.