DefinitionAnnual per recipient Medicaid expenditures for selected service categories.
NumeratorMedicaid expenditures for selected service categories.
DenominatorMedicaid 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.