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Published by source: 31 July 2012
Expected next release: On-demand
The data are from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey''s Cost and Use files, which represent the population ever enrolled in Medicare during the year. The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) is a continuous, multipurpose survey of a nationally representative sample of aged and disabled Medicare beneficiaries residing in both the community and long-term care facilities. The MCBS, which is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is a comprehensive source of information on the health status, health care use and expenditures, health insurance coverage, and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries. Noninstitutionalized Medicare beneficiaries who participate in the MCBS are interviewed in their homes three times a year