Smith V, Ellis E, Gifford K, Ramesh R, Wachino V. 2002. Medicaid spending growth: Results from a 2002 survey. Washington, DC: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 53 pp.
Annotation: This report describes the results of a 2002 survey of all states and the District of Columbia to identify state Medicaid spending trends, how states are responding to these trends, and their overall fiscal conditions. Chapter topics include an introduction and background in recent Medicaid spending trends; the survey methodology; survey results in these categories: by year, state children's health insurance program, administrative budgets, treatment option and state Olmstead Plan implementations, and outlook. Cost containment efforts by Iowa, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Mississippi are profiled. The report also includes five appendices: (1) survey instrument; (2) 2002 state legislative regular and special session calendar; (3) factors contributing to Medicaid expenditure growth in 2002: state survey; (4) cost containment actions taken in 50 states and the District of Columbia in FY 2002; and (5) cost containment actions taken in 50 states and the District of Columbia in FY 2003.
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Keywords: : Medicaid, Budgeting, Cost containment, Health insurance, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, State programs, State programs, State surveys, Trends