Distribution of Medicaid: spending in the U.S. by service type 2019

This statistic represents the distribution of Medicaid spending in the United States, sorted by type of service, in federal fiscal year 2019. In that year, approximately 21 percent of total national Medicaid spending was due to fee-for-service acute care.

Distribution of Medicaid spending in the United States in 2019, by type of service

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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

FY 2019

Supplementary notes

Medicaid expenditures do not include administrative costs, accounting adjustments, or the U.S. Territories. Total Medicaid spending including these additional items $626 billion in FY 2019.
Federal Fiscal Year runs from October 1 through September 30. FY 2015 refers to the period from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.
Acute care services include payments inpatient, physician, lab, X-ray, outpatient, clinic, prescription drugs, family planning, dental, vision, other practitioners' care.
Long-term care services include nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, mental health, home health services, and personal care support services.
Payments to Medicare are primarily premiums paid by Medicaid for Medicare enrollees. Medicaid may also pay Medicare cost-sharing for some individuals, but these amounts typically should be reported as payments for other services (e.g., "Inpatient Hospital").
Managed Care & Health Plans includes payments to health maintenance organizations (HMOs), prepaid health plans (PHPs), and other health plans, as well as primary care case management (PCCM) fees.

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