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Title:
   Reconciling Medical Expenditure Estimates from the MEPS and NHEA, 2012
Product type:
   Working Paper 17003
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   September 18, 2018
Description:
   Our goal is to reconcile health care expenditure estimates for 2012 from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) with those from the National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA). Reconciling these estimates serves two important purposes: it is an important quality-assurance exercise for improving and ensuring the integrity of each source's estimates, and it provides a consistent baseline of health expenditure data for policy simulations. Our results assist researchers in adjusting the MEPS to be consistent with the NHEA so that the projected impacts of any policy change, as well as budgetary and tax implications, are consistent with national health spending estimates.
Author(s):
   Didem M. Bernard, Cathy Cowan, Thomas M. Selden, David Lassman, and Aaron Catlin
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/workingpapers/wp_17003.pdf (170 KB)
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