Section 15, Part A - Medical and Health Expenditures - Screening Questions for Payments

Section 15, Part A collects out-of-pocket medical payments, including payments for medical services, prescription drug purchases, and rentals or purchases of medical supplies and equipment. IMPORTANT: The Census Bureau does not release to the Bureau of Labor Statistics any confidential information such as names and addresses. This information is only used during the course of the interview.

Now I am going to ask you some questions about medical payments and reimbursements. I will begin with your payments.

By payments I mean any expenses paid by any members of your household directly to a medical provider by cash, check, credit card, or automatically deducted from your account for a medical service or item. Include all payments, even those for persons who are outside of your household.

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your household made any payments for the following?
* Read each item on list

* Ask if not apparent

Describe the care/service/item.[enter text] _______________

* Ask if not apparent

Was/were the care/service/item for a member of your household or someone outside of your household?

In what month was(were) the payment(s) made? [enter text] _____________
* Enter 13 for same amount each month of the reference period

What was the total amount paid in the above month?/ What is your monthly expense? [enter value] _____________

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

What is the "care/service/item"combined with?
* Enter all that apply

Did you or any members of your household make any other payments for the "care/service/item"?

End of Section 15A

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Last Modified Date: April 5, 2010