The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) conducts several workshops throughout the year. These workshops provide extended knowledge about MEPS data, practical information about usage of MEPS public use data files and an opportunity to construct analytic files with the assistance of AHRQ staff. The workshops are designed for health services researchers who have a background or interest in using national health surveys. A registration is required to attend MEPS workshops. AHRQ offers these workshops free of charge. For questions regarding MEPS Workshops, please contact Anita Soni at WorkshopInfo@ahrq.hhs.gov.
This workshop will consist of lectures designed to provide a general overview of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Household Component (MEPS-HC) in addition to lectures on MEPS-HC survey design, survey changes due to COVID, health care utilization, expenditures, medical conditions; and statistical issues and challenges researchers face while analyzing MEPS-HC data. There will also be three separate hands-on sessions (STATA/R/SAS) in which exercises will be demonstrated to teach how to use MEPS-HC data for research. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions related to their individual research.
Please note that to attend any Hands-on session, registration in the MEPS-HC Data Users Workshop is REQUIRED. Participants may choose to attend MEPS-HC Data Users' Workshop only, without attending any Hands-on sessions. If desired, participants may attend one or more Hands-on session. A separate registration is required for each session.
Agenda: September 13th 11am-3pm EDT and September 14th 11am-1pm EDT - Lectures consisting of MEPS topics, including overview, sample and survey design, data collection, survey changes due to COVID, conditions, prescribed medicines, insurance, data tools, and considerations for conducting analysis using MEPS-HC.
Register HERE for MEPS-HC Data Users' Workshop
September 14th 1pm-3pm EDT - Work with the instructor to go over example exercises to generate MEPS-HC estimates using STATA.
Register HERE for Analyzing MEPS-HC Data using STATA
September 15th 11am-1pm EDT - Work with the instructor to go over example exercises to generate MEPS-HC estimates using R.
Register HERE for Analyzing MEPS-HC Data using R
September 15th 1pm-3pm EDT - Work with the instructor to go over example exercises to generate MEPS-HC estimates using SAS.
Register HERE for Analyzing MEPS-HC Data using SAS
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT) conducts several webinars throughout the year. These webinars consist of a variety of MEPS topics designed for individuals interested in doing research using MEPS data. A registration is required to attend MEPS webinars. AHRQ offers these webinars free of charge.
For any questions about upcoming webinars, please e-mail WorkshopInfo@ahrq.hhs.gov.
Throughout the year, many conferences and workshops are held featuring papers presented by AHRQ personnel. Please contact the conference sponsors for more information about registration and accommodations.