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Health Indicator Report of Medical Assistance Expenditures

As the Utah 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 2020

Data Source

Division of Medicaid and Health Finance, Utah Department of Health


Total medical assistance expenditures.


Total medical assistance expenditures.


Not applicable.

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.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Because the relatively healthy population in Utah, we have lower per capita total health care expenditures than most states (regardless of payor), and lower per capita Medicaid expenditures than most states.

Available Services

MEDICAID: In the Salt Lake City area, call '''(801) 538-6155'''.[[br]] In Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, call '''toll-free 1-800-662-9651'''.[[br]] From other states, call '''(801) 538-6155'''.[[br]] ''Medicaid Customer Service staff are available to take your calls Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Thursday hours are 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Closed on all state and federal holidays.'' The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state health insurance plan for children who do not have other insurance. It provides well-child exams, immunizations, doctor visits, hospital, emergency care, prescriptions, hearing and eye exams, mental health services, and dental care. Preventative services (well-child visits, immunizations, and dental cleanings) do not require a co-pay.[[br]] For more information, call 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669) or visit the [ CHIP website]. Apply online, mail-in an application, or visit a DWS office.
Page Content Updated On 12/14/2020, Published on 01/08/2021
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