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The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage. Learn more about MEPS.

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MEPS Topics
bullet Access to Health Care bullet Health Insurance bullet Prescription Drugs
bullet Children's Health bullet Medical Conditions bullet Projected Data/Expenditures
bullet Children's Insurance Coverage bullet Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP bullet Quality of Health Care
bullet Elderly Health Care bullet Men's Health bullet State and Metro Area Estimates
bullet Health Care Costs/Expenditures bullet Mental Health bullet The Uninsured
bullet Health Care Disparities bullet Obesity bullet Women's Health
 
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What's New Highlights
Upcoming Events
Registration is now OPEN for the MEPS Two-Day Data Users' Workshop. September 9–10, 2015, Rockville, MD. More details. . .

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS): Using MEPS Data in Health Policy Analysis, November 1, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Chicago, IL.

New Publications
The MEPS-Insurance Component Chartbook 2014 describes trends in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, premiums and benefits, from 2003 to 2014. The chartbook presents easily accessible graphs and maps to facilitate comparison of long term trends, and to visualize State and other data previously released in tables.

Statistical Brief #477 examines data from the 2008-2014 MEPS-IC on offers of employer-sponsored insurance, employee eligibility, take-up, and coverage rates, and total premiums, employee contributions, and deductibles. – Statistical Brief 477: Results from the 2014 MEPS-IC Private-Sector National Tables

New Data Files
Several new event-level public use files from the 2013 MEPS-HC have been released: MEPS HC-160D: 2013 Hospital Inpatient Stays File, MEPS HC-160E: 2013 Emergency Room Visits File, MEPS HC-160F: 2013 Outpatient Visits File, and MEPS HC-160G: 2013 Office-Based Medical Provider Visits File.

These three new data files containing 2013 data were released in June: the 2013 Dental Visits File (HC-160B); the 2013 Other Medical Expenses File (HC-160C); and the 2013 Home Health File (HC-160H).

New Tabular Data
Health Insurance Coverage Tables for the full year 2013 (Tables 1a-5a) from the MEPS Household Component are now available. These summary tables include data on health insurance coverage by type of coverage and selected population characteristics.

2014 MEPS-IC Health Insurance Tables – Private-sector estimates (state and metro) are now available. The method for calculating standard errors for the MEPS-IC was changed effective with the 2014 tables. Details can be found under Reliability of Estimates.

2014 MEPS-IC Health Insurance Tables – Private-sector estimates (national) are now available. The method for calculating standard errors for the MEPS-IC was changed effective with the 2014 tables. Details can be found under Reliability of Estimates.

New Analytical Tools
The MEPSnet/Insurance Component (state and metro) has been updated with 2014 private-sector estimates. The method for calculating standard errors for the MEPS-IC was changed effective with the 2014 tables. Details can be found under Reliability of Estimates.

The MEPSnet/Insurance Component (national) has been updated with 2014 private-sector estimates. The tables of private-sector data (I and IV) are now available. The method for calculating standard errors for the MEPS-IC was changed effective with the 2014 tables. Details can be found under Reliability of Estimates.

To access a list of all the latest items posted on our Web site, visit What's New.

 
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