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Health Indicator Report of Medicaid Inflation

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.

Average Monthly Per Recipient Medicaid Expenditures for Pharmacy, Utah, FY 2007-2017


Costs are inflation-adjusted using the medical care CPI (Consumer Price Index) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Per recipient pharmacy costs were computed using an average monthly pharmacy cost and count of all Medicaid recipients. Pharmacy expenditures are before manufacturer's rebates.

Data Source

Division of Medicaid and Health Finance, Utah Department of Health


Annual per recipient Medicaid expenditures for selected service categories.


Medicaid expenditures for selected service categories.


Medicaid recipient in service category.

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.
Page Content Updated On 12/20/2017, Published on 12/20/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:57:06 MST