Medicaid - Reports
- Projecting the Cost of Medicaid: Limitations of the Medical Price Index (02-01-2005)
This paper, the fourth in our series "Medicaid Topics," concludes that DHHS should use cost increase projections from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) instead of the Medical Price Index of the Consumer Price Index to estimate future costs of Medicaid services and presents the reasons for this recommendation. The result would be to project increased cost per Medicaid recipient at 6.5% per year instead of the 4.2% contained in the GraniteCare plan calculations.
- GraniteCare: Some Questions and Answers (02-01-2005)
This paper, the third in our series "Medicaid Topics," presents 68 questions (and some comments) that the Center submitted to DHHS on January 18, 2005, regarding the department's GraniteCare. DHHS provided answers to some of the questions and we have summarized those responses in this paper. This paper should be read in parallel with "GraniteCare Financial Projections & Critical Assumptions," the department's most detailed presentation of its plan.
- New Hampshire's Medicaid Program: Four Snapshots (11-01-2004)
This paper, the first our series "Medicaid Topics," presents basic information about Medicaid eligibles in New Hampshire, the cost of services they receive, and recent changes in those costs.
- Medicaid Spending on Long-Term Care: The Real Numbers (09-01-2004)
This paper, the second in our series "Medicaid Topics," presents the facts behind erroneous statements that were made by state officials regarding New Hampshire's dependence on nursing homes for long-term care. The Department of Health and Human Services had submitted bad Medicaid data to the federal government and that data had then been used by Urban Institute policy analysts to draw incorrect conclusions about New Hampshire's Medicaid spending. The paper sets the record straight. It also presents the best available information comparing nursing home and other Medicaid spending on the elderly in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.