Characteristics and Utilization Patterns of Rural Medicaid Recipients

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Project funded:
September 2015
Project completed:
April 2018

Medicaid is an important source of coverage and health care access for rural Americans. It is unclear; however, how characteristics, enrollment types, utilization, and expenditures differ by rurality and region. Further, it is unclear what race/ethnicity differences may exist in these factors. This study will use the Medicaid Analytic Extract file to examine the characteristics of persons enrolled in Medicaid by type of eligibility. The study will also examine overall utilization and total payments for this utilization. All estimates will be subset by rurality and region.


Publications

  • Characteristics of Rural Medicaid Recipients, 2012, 35 States
    Policy Brief
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 04/2018
    The purpose of this brief is to examine the characteristics of Medicaid enrollees prior to Medicaid expansion in 2014, using enrollment and claims data from the Medicaid Analytic Extract Files. This sample allowed for a detailed examination of Medicaid populations in the pre-Medicaid expansion period.
  • Health Care Utilization Patterns of Rural Medicaid Recipients, 2012, 35 States
    Policy Brief
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 04/2018
    The purpose of this brief is to examine inpatient and other institutional encounters among individuals enrolled in Medicaid prior to expansion in 2014, using enrollment and claims data from the Medicaid Analytic Extract Files. All Medicaid-covered individuals, institutionalized and living in the community, are included.