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MEPS Home Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
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Data Elements by Provider Type and Year


Data Elements Hospital Institution Office-based
Physician
Home Care Pharmacy Separately
Billing Doctors
Data Collection Years 1996 -
2007
2009 -
2013
1996 -
2007
2009 -
2013
1996 -
2007
2009 -
2013
1996 -
2007
2009 -
2013
1996 -
2005
2006 -
2007
2009 -
2013
1996 -
2006
2007 2009 -
2013
Date of service X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Setting of care X X     X X           X X X
Medical condition X X X X X X X X       X    
Type of personnel seen             X X            
Prescribed medicine                 X X X      
Quantity and dosage of medicine                 X X X      
Drug Manufacturer                 X          
Procedures and services X X X X X X X X       X X X
Full established charge X X X X X X X X       X X X
Total charge X X X X X X X X       X X X
Payment amount X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Payer source X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Reason for discrepancy between X X X X X X X X       X X X
total charge and total payments X X X X X X X X       X X X
Separately Billing Doctors X X X X                    
Comparison of total number of events X X X X X X X X       X X X
Reported in MPC against total events X X X X X X X X       X X X
Reported in HC and explanation X X X X X X X X       X X X
If discrepancy cannot be resolved. X X X X X X X X       X X X