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 Hospital Care, Utah, FY 2007-2016
NotesCosts are inflation-adjusted using the medical care CPI (Consumer Price Index) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Per recipient hospital care costs were computed using an average monthly inpatient and outpatient hospital cost and count of Medicaid recipients.
Data SourceDivision of Medicaid and Health Finance, Utah Department of Health
DefinitionAnnual per recipient Medicaid expenditures for selected service categories.
NumeratorMedicaid expenditures for selected service categories.
DenominatorMedicaid 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 12/16/2016, Published on 02/14/2017