2013 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 17 4
18 2
Preventive Care (AP) Frequency of Check-ups; Flu Shots; Preventive Health Exams 17 3, 5
18 3
Assets (AS) Real Estate; Investments; Assets; Debts 17 5
Calendar (CA) Health Events Calendar 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Condition Enumeration (CE) Summary Assessment of Physical & Mental Health; Physical & Mental Health Conditions, Accidents, Injuries 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Closing (CL) Authorization Forms for Each Unique Person-Provider Pair & Each Unique Person-Establishment Pair 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Accident/Injury & Conditions (CN) Physical & Mental Health Conditions; Accident, Injury & Priority condition 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Charge Payment (CP) Total Charges & Sources of Payment for Medical Events 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Child Preventive Health Supplement (CS) General Health Status; Special Healthcare Needs; Potential Behavioral Problems; Accessibility to Healthcare; Preventative Care; Height, Weight 17 4
18 2
Disability Days (DD) Impact of Physical Illness, Injury, Mental, Emotional Problem on Household Members' Attendance At Work or School 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Dental Care (DN) Dental Care Visit; Type of Dental Care Provider; Treatments & Services Performed; Prescribed Medicines 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Event Driver (ED) Verifies & Modifies Information Entered in Provider Probes, Event Roster, & Provider Roster Sections 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Employment (EM) Employment or Self-Employment Status 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Employment Driver (EM-O) Information on Jobs Held by Each Person in Household Aged 16+ 17 3,4,5
18 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 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Event Roster (EV) Detail on Event Dates, Type of Event, & Type of Provider 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Employment Wage (EW) Wage Structure for Non-Self Employed, Current Jobs 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Flat Fee (FF) Types of Medical Payment Arrangements that Charge A Grouped Amount, or Flat Fee, for Multiple Visits or Services 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Health Status (HE) Physical Impairment & Limitations; Assistance/Supervision; HIV/AIDS & Assitive Equipment 17 3,4,51
18 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 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Private Health Insurance Detail (HP) Private Health Insurance Policy; Insurance Company; Policyholder; Household Coverage 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Time Period Covered Detail (HQ) Timeframe of Health Insurance Coverage 17 3,4,5
18 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 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Health Insurance (HX) Details on Private Health Insurance Obtained through Employer, Direct Purchase Private Insurance Plans, or Public Health Insurance Programs. 17 3,4,5
18 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 17 3,5
18 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 17 3,4,5
18 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. 17 3,4,5
18 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 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Other Medical Expenses (OM) Expenses for Glasses/Contact Lenses or Insulin & Other Diabetic Equipment or Supplies 17 3,4,5
18 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 17 3,4,5
18 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 17 3,5
18 3
Provider Directory (PD) Directory of all Medical Persons & Medical Facilities Reported By MEPS Respondents 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Priority Conditions Enumeration (PE) Information on Women identified in Condition Enumeration Having been Pregnant at any Time during the Reference Period 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Prescribed Medicines (PM) Details on Prescribed Medicines Reported in Medical Events Sections; Additional Prescriptions 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Provider Probes (PP) Medical Professionals & Practitioners; Medical Facility or Clinic; Hospital/Medical Services 17 3,4,5
18 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 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Provider Roster (PV) Details on Medical Provider 17 3,4,5
18 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 17 3,4,5
18 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 17 3,4,5
18 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 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
Information Screen (RS) Interviewer Problems, Instructions & Records 17 3,4,5
18 1,2,3
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.