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National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Health Insurance Plans Survey Data, Private Insurance Benefit Database and Linkages to Household Survey Policyholders [Public Use Tape 16] (ICPSR 6168) RSS

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Summary:

The National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) series provides information on health expenditures by or on behalf of families and individuals, the financing of these expenditures, and each person's use of services. Public Use Tape 16 is the second public use data release from the NMES Health Insurance Plans Survey (HIPS). The purpose of the HIPS was to verify information reported by respondents to two components of the NMES, the Household Survey and the Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN), about their health insurance coverage. Additional details were also obtained from the employers, unions, and insurance companies through which coverage was provided. Parts 1 and 2 of Public Use Tape 16 are files that can be used to link data to Household Survey policyholders in NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: POLICYHOLDERS OF PRIVATE INSURANCE: PREMIUMS, PAYMENT SOURCES, AND TYPES AND SOURCE OF COVERAGE [PUBLIC USE TAPE 15] (ICPSR 9901). These link files permit identification of the records in the Private Health Insurance Benefit Database (Parts 3-17 of this collection) that describe the specific benefits held by the policyholders. These files also permit linkage to the personal and socioeconomic characteristics for these policyholders found in NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS AND PERSON-LEVEL UTILIZATION, ROUNDS 1-4 [PUBLIC USE TAPE 13] (ICPSR 9695). Future link files will permit linkage of the Benefit Database to persons in the SAIAN and to dependents of policyholders in the Household Survey. The section files of the Benefit Database, Parts 4-13, contain information on Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), copayments, basic coverage, hospital and medical services, cost-containment provisions, major medical coverage, dental care, prescription drugs, vision and hearing care, and Medicare benefits. The schedule files, Parts 14-17, contain specific deductible amounts, dollar benefits, coinsurance provisions, maximum benefits, and benefit periods. Wherever possible, copies of policies or booklets describing the coverage and benefits were obtained in order to abstract this information.

Series: National Medical Expenditure Survey Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Link File to Public Use Tape 15 for Employment-Related Insurance - Download All Files (31.5 MB)
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ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS2:  Link File to Public Use Tape 15 for Non-Employment-Related Insurance - Download All Files (31 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS3:  Header File - Download All Files (32.6 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS4:  Health Maintenance Organizations - Download All Files (30.9 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS5:  Benefits Provided Under Basic Coverage - Download All Files (35.5 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS6:  Cost-Containment Provisions Under Basic Coverage - Download All Files (31 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS7:  Benefits Provided Under Major Medical Coverage - Download All Files (40.2 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS8:  Cost-Containment Provisions Under Major Medical Coverage - Download All Files (31.8 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS9:  Dental Care Benefits - Download All Files (32.1 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS10:  Prescription Drug Benefits - Download All Files (31.5 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS11:  Vision Care Benefits - Download All Files (31.4 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS12:  Hearing Care Benefits - Download All Files (31.1 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS13:  Medigap/Retiree Benefits - Download All Files (31.2 MB)
Data:
ASCII
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DS14:  General Benefits Schedule - Download All Files (51.1 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS15:  Deductible Schedule - Download All Files (31.2 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS16:  Coinsurance Schedule - Download All Files (33.7 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS17:  Maximum Schedule - Download All Files (31.3 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SAS Setup
DS18:  Technical and Programming Information and Data Dictionary - Download All Files (30.8 MB)
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ASCII + SAS Setup
DS19:  SAS Control Cards for All Parts - Download All Files (30.8 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup

Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS SURVEY DATA, PRIVATE INSURANCE BENEFIT DATABASE AND LINKAGES TO HOUSEHOLD SURVEY POLICYHOLDERS [PUBLIC USE TAPE 16]. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [producer], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06168.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   Alaskan Natives, employee benefits, health care costs, health care services, health expenditures, health insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, health services utilization, health status, insurance coverage, insurance policies, medical care, Medicare, Native Americans, payment methods, prescription drugs

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1987

Date of Collection:  

  • 1988--1989

Data Types:   survey data, and administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

The principal investigator notes that the data in Public Use Tape 16 are released as coded. The benefit data are unedited and the database structure has not been simplified.

Methodology

Sample:   The HIPS sample consisted of a subset of the employers, unions, and other sources of health insurance identified by respondents to the 1987 NMES Household Survey and SAIAN and included (1) all employers associated with jobs held by individuals at least 16 years old in Round 4 of the Household Survey, (2) the most recent employer of individuals not employed in Round 4 who were at least 21 years old, and (3) all sources of health insurance that were identified by Household Survey respondents as in force at the end of 1987.

Data Source:

personal interviews, self-enumerated questionnaires, and health insurance policy abstracts

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 20 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 19 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 18 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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