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Important Facts for Medicaid Inflation

Definition

Annual per recipient Medicaid expenditures for selected service categories.

Numerator

Medicaid expenditures for selected service categories.

Denominator

Medicaid recipient in service category.

Why Is This Important?

The Medicaid inflation rate is an indicator of overall health care inflation. Although Medicaid reimbursement amounts are predetermined, they are based on prior year payments for health care.

How Are We Doing?

Long-term care is the most expensive type of care to provide. Utah's population is aging, which has implications for both state and federal Medicaid funding.
The information provided above is from the Department of Health's Center for Health Data IBIS-PH web site (http://ibis.health.state.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sun, 21 January 2018 9:45:53 from Department of Health, Center for Health Data, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.state.gov ".

Content updated: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:57:06 MST