Informing Health Initiatives

Summary of Requests and Assistance Provided, May 2013 - August 2013

A summary of requests to the Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT) for information to inform health initiatives, and of the assistance provided from May 2013 through August 2013.
Source of RequestRequestDateStaff
Responsible
Assistance Provided
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)Reconciliation of medical expenditure estimates from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and the National Health Expenditure Account (NHEA), 20075/13Didem
Bernard
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. 
CBOEstimates based on income and asset data5/13Amy
Davidoff
Provided technical assistance to Jessica Banthin from CBO on the detailed income and asset data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.
CBOEstimates of total/mean expenditures for physician visits by State5/13Didem
Bernard
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 section6/13Tom
Selden
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 cindy.nunley@ahrq.hhs.gov.

Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Page last reviewed December 2013
Internet Citation: Informing Health Initiatives: Summary of Requests and Assistance Provided, May 2013 - August 2013. December 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/health-initiatives/summaries/ihisum0813.html