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Title
Matching MCBS (Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey) and Medicare data: the best of both worlds.
First Author
Eppig, Franklin J
Date of Pub
1997 Spring
Pages
211-229
Volume
18
Issue
3
Other Authors
Chulis, George S
Abstract
Survey reports from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) were matched to Medicare administrative files to create the 1992 MCBS Cost and Use file. This file improves on previous MCBS Access-to-Care user files by representing the entire (ever enrolled) Medicare population and including services not covered by Medicare such as outpatient prescription drugs and long-term facility care. The matching and reconciliation process improved the accuracy and completeness of health care use and cost. For example, Medicare billing data corrected 22 percent of survey reports that did not record Medicare as a payer and 39 percent in which the amount was missing.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Comparative Study : Health Care Costs/statistics & numerical data : Health Care Surveys/methods : Health Maintenance Organizations/economics/statistics & numerical data : Insurance Claim Review : Medicare/economics/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Nursing Homes/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Prescriptions, Drug/statistics & numerical data : United States : Utilization Review/statistics & numerical data
NTIS Number
PB98-110554