No, medical conditions are reported by household respondents and are not validated with diagnoses or conditions reported by the provider in the (MPC) Medical Provider Component. Several published papers have addressed the comparability of household and provider reports of medical conditions. These include the following:
Cox, B.G. and S.B. Cohen (1985). "A Comparison of Household and Provider Reports of Medical Conditions." In Methodological Issues for Health Care Surveys. Marcel Dekker, New York.
Cox, B. and Iachan, R. (1987). A Comparison of Household and Provider Reports of Medical Conditions. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 82(400):1013-18.
Edwards, W.S. Winn, D.M., Kurlantzick V., et al. Evaluation of National Health Interview Survey Diagnostic Reporting. National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Health 2(120). 1994.
Johnson, Ayah E., and Sanchez, Maria Elena (1993). "Household and Medical Reports on Medical Conditions: National Medical Expenditure Survey. "Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 19, 199-223.