• Journal Article

Medicaid program characteristics: effects on health care expenditures and utilization

Citation

McDevitt, R., Buczko, W., Mauskopf, J., Rodgers, J., & Dobson, A. (1985). Medicaid program characteristics: effects on health care expenditures and utilization. Health Care Financing Review, 7(2), 1-15.

Abstract

Relationships between State Medicaid program characteristics and program outputs are analyzed in this statistical report, using 1980 cross-sectional data from a variety of sources. The year 1980 furnishes a baseline against which program changes following the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 and the 1982 economic recession can be evaluated. Utilization and expenditures are modeled separately for each aid category and each major service category. This use of multiple models allows for measurement of the effect of program controls that might not appear in models of total utilization and expenditures