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PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Medical Assistance Expenditures

Why Is This Important?

Medicaid medical assistance expenditures comprise just over 80% of the annual budget of the Utah Department of Health (including both federal and state sources). As Utah's population has grown, so has the number of Utahns receiving assistance from Medicaid. The increase in Medicaid enrollees combined with increases in the costs of providing health care cause the Medicaid medical assistance expenditures to rise over time.

Total Medical Assistance Expenditures by Service Category and Fiscal Year, Utah, FY 2003-FY 2017

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Data Source

Division of Medicaid and Health Finance, Utah Department of Health

How Are We Doing?

Over the past several years, initiatives to increase services to Medicaid clients, such as cancer screening, healthy mothers and babies, well child care, dental care, and assistive medical devices, have contributed to increases in overall health care utilization and Medicaid expenditures. With increasing managed care penetration have come concerns about the financial solvency of plans and financial incentives that can limit necessary care to enrollees. Oversight and support of accountability through public reporting of financial and quality performance data are more important than ever to support an accountable and competitive market.

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/20/2017

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Content updated: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:13:12 MST