2012 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 16 4
17 2
Preventive Care (AP) Frequency of Check-ups; Flu Shots; Preventive Health Exams 16 3, 5
17 3
Assets (AS) Real Estate; Investments; Assets; Debts 16 5
Calendar (CA) Health Events Calendar 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Condition Enumeration (CE) Summary Assessment of Physical & Mental Health; Physical & Mental Health Conditions, Accidents, Injuries 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Closing (CL) Authorization Forms for Each Unique Person-Provider Pair & Each Unique Person-Establishment Pair 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Accident/Injury & Conditions (CN) Physical & Mental Health Conditions; Accident, Injury & Priority condition 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Charge Payment (CP) Total Charges & Sources of Payment for Medical Events 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Child Preventive Health Supplement (CS) General Health Status; Special Healthcare Needs; Potential Behavioral Problems; Accessibility to Healthcare; Preventative Care; Height, Weight 16 4
17 2
Disability Days (DD) Impact of Physical Illness, Injury, Mental, Emotional Problem on Household Members' Attendance At Work or School 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Dental Care (DN) Dental Care Visit; Type of Dental Care Provider; Treatments & Services Performed; Prescribed Medicines 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Event Driver (ED) Verifies & Modifies Information Entered in Provider Probes, Event Roster, & Provider Roster Sections 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Employment (EM) Employment or Self-Employment Status 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Employment Driver (EM-O) Information on Jobs Held by Each Person in Household Aged 16+ 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Event Roster (EV) Detail on Event Dates, Type of Event, & Type of Provider 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Employment Wage (EW) Wage Structure for Non-Self Employed, Current Jobs 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Flat Fee (FF) Types of Medical Payment Arrangements that Charge A Grouped Amount, or Flat Fee, for Multiple Visits or Services 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Health Status (HE) Physical Impairment & Limitations; Assistance/Supervision; HIV/AIDS & Assitive Equipment 16 3,4,51
17 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 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Private Health Insurance Detail (HP) Private Health Insurance Policy; Insurance Company; Policyholder; Household Coverage 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Time Period Covered Detail (HQ) Timeframe of Health Insurance Coverage 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Health Insurance (HX) Details on Private Health Insurance Obtained through Employer, Direct Purchase Private Insurance Plans, or Public Health Insurance Programs. 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 3,5
17 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 16 3,4,5
17 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. 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Other Medical Expenses (OM) Expenses for Glasses/Contact Lenses or Insulin & Other Diabetic Equipment or Supplies 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 3,5
17 3
Provider Directory (PD) Directory of all Medical Persons & Medical Facilities Reported By MEPS Respondents 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Priority Conditions Enumeration (PE) Information on Women identified in Condition Enumeration Having been Pregnant at any Time during the Reference Period 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Prescribed Medicines (PM) Details on Prescribed Medicines Reported in Medical Events Sections; Additional Prescriptions 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Provider Probes (PP) Medical Professionals & Practitioners; Medical Facility or Clinic; Hospital/Medical Services 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Provider Roster (PV) Details on Medical Provider 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 3,4,5
17 1,2,3
Information Screen (RS) Interviewer Problems, Instructions & Records 16 3,4,5
17 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 16 4
17 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.