Where do co-pays fall in the expenses categories. Are they included in expselfpay?
As per communication with AHRQ MEPS staff, self/family (as measured by EXPSELFPAY or other self/family payment variables) refers to any out-of-pocket payments made by the individual or their family. Co-payments are a type of out-of-pocket payment; it is reasonable to assume they would be included in EXPSELFPAY. For more detailed questions about co-payments, you may consider contacting the AHRQ MEPS user support team.