October 15, 2014

New Data Source-MEPS

I have to say, we are delinquent in not bringing this resource to your attention sooner.   We do have a link on our home page to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, however, were not aware until now of the MEPS data.  This is the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey conducted annually by the AHRQ.  This is a great data set based on surveys conducted with households, employers and insurance companies, and providers of all types.  The data are sorted by source and give tons of information, some of it by state and even specific regions within states.  You can find average expense by provider type; the number of employers offering insurance to staff and the average out-of-pocket premium paid by the employee, the types of plans offered, etc.  The latest data (for the most part) are from 2012.

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