Informing Health Initiatives
|Source of Request||Request||Date||Staff
|Congressional Budget Office (CBO)||Reconciliation of medical expenditure estimates from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and the National Health Expenditure Account (NHEA), 2007||5/13||Didem
|Provided technical assistance to Phil Ellis from CBO on estimates of the number of ambulatory physician visits and associated expenditures, by primary care physicians versus specialists, by State and region. Also provided a copy of a recent publication entitled "Reconciling Medical Expenditures from the National Health Expenditure Accounts and MEPS" by Bernard, Cowan, Selden, et al., to enable CBO to account in its analysis for the differences in the State-level physician expenditures from the NHEA versus MEPS.|
|CBO||Estimates based on income and asset data||5/13||Amy
|Provided technical assistance to Jessica Banthin from CBO on the detailed income and asset data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.|
|CBO||Estimates of total/mean expenditures for physician visits by State||5/13||Didem
|Provide nationally representative MEPS estimates of total/mean expenditures for physician visits by State, with further details by age groupings.|
|Council of Economic Advisors (White House)||Analytic content in the MEPS-Household Component employment section||6/13||Tom
|Provided technical assistance to Nicholas Tilipman at the Council of Economic Advisors (White House) on the analytic content in the MEPS-Household Component employment section.|
Requests for data and publications: Descriptive statistics for all assistance provided are available upon request. Please contact Cindy Nunley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.