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. 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 provide basic knowledge of Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and an opportunity to construct data files for beginner and experienced users alike. The structure of the 3-day workshop is to introduce MEPS topics in a lecture format on first and half of the second day. The remainder of the second and entire third day is designed to hands-on sessions in 3 programming languages.
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 sessions. A separate registration is required for each session.
Tuesday, April 9th @ 11 am-3:30 pm EDT and Wednesday, April 10th @ 11 am - 1 pm EDT - Lectures consisting of MEPS topics, including overview, sample and survey design, data collection, survey questionnaires, conditions, prescribed medicines, insurance, data tools, and considerations for conducting analysis using MEPS-HC.
Wednesday, April 10th @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT - Work with the instructor to go over example exercises to generate MEPS estimates using STATA. Register HERE
Thursday, April 11th @ 11 am - 1 pm EDT - Work with the instructor to go over example exercises to generate MEPS estimates using R. Register HERE
Thursday, April 11th @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT - Work with the instructor to go over example exercises to generate MEPS estimates using SAS. Register HERE
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.