The MEPS Medical Provider Component (MPC) collects data from a sample of providers (physicians, hospitals, home health agencies, and pharmacies) who provided medical
care to MEPS Household Component respondents. The MPC collects data on dates of visits/services, use of
medical care services, charges and sources of payments and amounts, and diagnoses and
procedure codes for medical visits/encounters.
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information on the objectives, instruments, and procedures
for data collection in the Medical Provider Component:
MPC data is not designed to yield national estimates and is not intended to be an
independent sample of providers for estimation purposes. MPC data are used solely for editing and imputation
purposes of the Household Component data. MPC data are not released as standalone files.
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