2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Section Details

MEPS - Household Component (HC) Sections
MEPS-HC Sections Topic Panel Round
Access to Care (AC) Usual Source of Care (USC) Details; Barriers to Care 10 4
11 2
Preventive Care (AP) Frequency of Check-ups; Flu Shots; Preventive Health Exams 10 3, 5
11 3
Assets (AS) Real Estate; Investments; Assets; Debts 10 5
Calendar (CA) Health Events Calendar 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Condition Enumeration (CE) Summary Assessment of Physical & Mental Health; Physical & Mental Health Conditions, Accidents, Injuries 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Closing (CL) Authorization Forms for Each Unique Person-Provider Pair & Each Unique Person-Establishment Pair 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Conditions (CN) Physical and Mental Health Conditions Identified through Medical Events or Disability Days; Accident/Injury; Priority Conditions; Medical Attention for Accidents, Injuries, and Priority Conditions; When Condition First Occurred; Condition Severity; Current Status of Condition; Treatments Received for Condition; Whether Condition was Related to Service in US Armed Forces 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Charge Payment (CP) Total Charges & Sources of Payment for Medical Events 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Child Preventive Health Supplement (CS) General Health Status; Special Healthcare Needs; Potential Behavioral Problems; Accessibility to Healthcare; Preventative Care; Height, Weight 10 4
11 2
Disability Days (DD) Impact of Physical Illness, Injury, Mental, Emotional Problem on Household Members' Attendance At Work or School 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Dental Care (DN) Dental Care Visit; Type of Dental Care Provider; Treatments & Services Performed; Prescribed Medicines 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Event Driver (ED) Verifies & Modifies Information Entered in Provider Probes, Event Roster, & Provider Roster Sections 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Employment (EM) Employment or Self-Employment Status 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Overall Structure of Employment (EM-O) Directs CAPI Program through Loop of Employment-Related Questions for Each Person 16 or Older 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Emergency Room (ER) Health Conditions Requiring Emergency Room Care; Medical Services Provided; Surgical Procedures Performed; Prescribed Medicines; Physicians/Surgeons Providing ER Care 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Event Roster (EV) Detail on Event Dates, Type of Event, & Type of Provider 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Employment Wage (EW) Wage Structure for Non-Self Employed, Current Jobs 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Flat Fee (FF) Types of Medical Payment Arrangements that Charge A Grouped Amount, or Flat Fee, for Multiple Visits or Services 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Health Status (HE) Physical Impairment & Limitations; Assistance/Supervision; HIV/AIDS & Assitive Equipment 10 3,4,51
11 1,2,31
Home Health (HH) Types of Healthcare Workers Providing Home Health Services; Reasons for Home Healthcare; Nature of Home Health Services Provided; Frequency of Visits; Length per Visits; Duration of Visits 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Private Health Insurance Detail (HP) Private Health Insurance Policy; Insurance Company; Policyholder; Household Coverage 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Time Period Covered Detail (HQ) Timeframe of Health Insurance Coverage 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Hospital Stay (HS) Hospital Length of Stay; Reasons or Conditions Requiring Hospitalization; Surgical Procedures Performed; Medicines Prescribed; Physicians & Surgeons Providing Hospital Care 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Health Insurance (HX) Details on Private Health Insurance Obtained through Employer, Direct Purchase Private Insurance Plans, or Public Health Insurance Programs. 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Income (IN) Federal Income Tax Filing Status; Itemized Deductions for Health Insurance Premiums; Tax Credits; Wages; Other Private Income Sources; Public Assistance Income 10 3,5
11 3
Managed Care (MC) Coverage Under Private Managed Care Plans; HMO; Other Types of Managed Care Plans; Non-Managed Care Plans; Characteristics of Insurance Plan 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Medical Provider Visits (MV) Nature of Contacts or Visits; Type of Provider; Time Spent with Provider; Health Conditions Requiring Medical Provider Services; Treatments/Services Performed; Surgical Procedures; Prescribed Medicines. 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Old Employment & Private Related Insurance (OE) For RU Members that Hold Same Job in Rounds 2-5, Details on Continuation of Insurance Coverage 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Other Medical Expenses (OM) Expenses for Glasses/Contact Lenses or Insulin & Other Diabetic Equipment or Supplies 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Outpatient Department (OP) Outpatient Department Care, Nature of Contact; Type of Care Received; Health Conditions Requiring Outpatient Services; Treatments & Services Performed; Surgical Procedures; Prescribed Medicines; Physicians/Surgeons Providing Outpatient Services 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Quality (Priority Conditions) Supplement (PC) Sore/Strep Throat; Diabetes; Asthma; Hypertension; Coronary Heart Disease; Angina; Heart Attacks; Other Heart Disorders; Strokes; Emphysema; Joint Pain; Arthritis 10 3,5
11 3
Provider Directory (PD) Directory of all Medical Persons & Medical Facilities Reported By MEPS Respondents 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Pregnancy Detail (PG) Current Pregnancy Status; Pregnancy Duration; Pregnancy Complications; Number of Births; Place of Delivery for Live Births; Type of Delivery for Live Births; Infant Birth Weight for Live Births 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Prescribed Medicines (PM) Details on Prescribed Medicines Reported in Medical Events Sections; Additional Prescriptions 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Provider Probes (PP) Medical Professionals & Practitioners; Medical Facility or Clinic; Hospital/Medical Services 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Old Public Related Insurance (PR) For RU Members Covered During Previous Round by Government Sponsored Insurance Providers, Details on Continuation of Coverage 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Provider Roster (PV) Details on Medical Provider 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Reenumeration Section Subsection A (RE-A) Includes Questions RE01 Through RE75, which Identify & Define The Eligibility Status for Each Person/Family Unit Living Within Each MEPS Sampled Household 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Reenumeration Section Subsection B (RE-B) Includes Questions RE76 through RE112. This Section Details how Family Members are Related to One Another & Size of the Family Unit 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Review of Employment Information (RJ) Job Status; Salary where Changes in Wages Occur; Full- or Part-Time Work; Health Insurance Benefits; Size of Employment Establishment if Jobholder Iis Self Employed 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Information Screen (RS) Interviewer Problems, Instructions & Records 10 3,4,5
11 1,2,3
Satisfaction with Health Plan (SP) Satisfaction with: Private Insurance, Medigap, Medicare Managed Care Programs, Medicaid/SCHIP, and TRICARE; Access to Medical Care; Need to Seek Approval for Medical Treatments; Delays in Care; Access to Understandable Plan Information; Consequences of Poor Medical Care Access; Need to Fill Out Paperwork; Problems Filling Out Paperwork; Overall Health Plan Rating 10 4
11 2
1. in the Health Status (HE) section, questions HE01 through HE25 are asked in Rounds 1, 3, & 5 & questions HE26 through HE42 are asked in Rounds 2 & 4.