Skip directly to searchSkip directly to the site navigationSkip directly to the page's main content

Complete Health Indicator Report of Medicaid Enrollment

Definition

The monthly percentage of the population enrolled in Medicaid, averaged over the months in the measurement period.

Numerator

Monthly number of Medicaid cases, averaged over the months in the measurement period.

Denominator

Total population.

Data Interpretation Issues

Population estimates for 2010 are not yet available, estimates for 2009 were used.

Why Is This Important?

Medicaid provides health coverage for those New Mexicans living below a certain percentage of the federal poverty level, and provides coverage for almost half of New Mexico's children. People with health coverage are more likely to receive preventive medical care and are consequently less likely to suffer from preventable illnesses and complications of those illnesses.

Available Services

New Mexico Human Services Department, Income Support Division:
www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd.html


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

Medicaid provides health coverage for qualifying low-income persons.


More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 09/16/2013, Published on 09/24/2013
The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site (http://ibis.health.state.nm.us). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Sat, 18 April 2015 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.state.nm.us".

Content updated: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 18:11:36 MDT