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Participants' Corner

Here at the Participantsí Corner you will find information explaining how you were chosen to participate in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and why it is critical for you to respond to this important health care survey. Even if you are not one of our survey respondents, you are invited to browse the Participantsí Corner to learn more about this important survey.

To learn more about the study and your role in it, select from the following categories:
  • If you are part of a family participating in MEPS, go to Household Participant.
  • If you are a pharmacy or a pharmaceutical billing firm, go to Pharmacy Participant .
  • If you are a health care provider (hospital, physician, surgeon, home health care provider, or some other medical specialist), go to Medical Provider Participant.
  • If you are an employer in the Health Insurance Cost Study (also known as the Insurance Component of MEPS), go to Employer Participant.
For examples of how MEPS data are used, go to Publications and Summary Data Tables.

Below is a letter of thanks to MEPS survey respondents from the directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Center for Health Statistics.
 
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Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality

 
540 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850
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Welcome to the participants' corner of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Web site. MEPS is a nationwide study of health care use and expenditures conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both sponsors are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

You can make a valuable contribution to the understanding of our nation's healthcare system. The information you provide will help to understand how Americans use healthcare services and how much they cost. By taking part in MEPS, you'll be helping the people who make decisions about healthcare in the United States and in your state to understand what you, your neighbors, and Americans across the country need.

We thank you for your participation!

Sincerely,
Richard Kronick, PhD
Director
Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality
Charles J. Rothwell, M.B.A., M.S.
Director
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention
     



 

 
   Page last revised:  June 11, 2014