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PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Medicaid Inflation

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.

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

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Data Source

Division of Medicaid and Health Finance, Utah Department of Health

Data Notes

Costs 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.

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.

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/20/2017

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