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Complete Indicator Profile 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.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicator Profiles:




Graphical Data Views

Medicaid Cases, Average Monthly Percentage of the Population by Fiscal Year 2007-2013

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Year Percentage of Persons Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 7
2007 21.0% 412,665.83 1,966,890
2008 21.4% 426,187.58 1,989,996
2009 22.6% 454,727.58 2,013,064
2010 23.6% 480,913.58 2,036,124
2011 24.3% 501,951.42 2,065,195
2012 14.3% 297,065.58 2,083,725
2013 14.6% 305,492.17 2,091,432

Data Notes

Enrollment varies from one month to the next. The average monthly enrollment was used to compute these percents.   Fiscal year Medicaid enrollment percentages were calculated using the July 1st population estimates for the same fiscal year.

Data Sources

  • Population Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico. http://bber.unm.edu/bber_research_demPop.html.
  • New Mexico Human Services Department, Income Support Division, Benefit Delivery and Data Reporting Bureau, Monthly Statistical Report, www.hsd.state.nm.us/ise/reports.html.



Medicaid Enrollment, Average Monthly Medicaid Cases as a Percentage of the Population by County Fiscal Year 2013

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County Percentage of Persons Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo 13.5% 13.4% 13.6% 91,238 675,550
Catron 8.7% 7.8% 9.6% 326 3,745
Chaves 18.2% 17.9% 18.5% 12,045 66,120
Cibola 16.6% 16.1% 17.0% 4,533 27,353
Colfax 12.4% 11.8% 13.0% 1,678 13,518
Curry 14.3% 14.0% 14.6% 7,077 49,596
De Baca 14.3% 12.7% 15.8% 284 1,991
Dona Ana 18.4% 18.2% 18.6% 39,574 214,878
Eddy 14.7% 14.4% 15.0% 8,041 54,815
Grant 14.7% 14.3% 15.1% 4,320 29,389
Guadalupe 16.7% 15.7% 17.8% 781 4,664
Harding 5.7% 3.9% 7.4% 39 695
Hidalgo 16.2% 15.1% 17.2% 776 4,807
Lea 13.4% 13.2% 13.7% 8,919 66,322
Lincoln 14.9% 14.4% 15.4% 3,074 20,578
Los Alamos 2.2% 2.0% 2.4% 398 18,219
Luna 21.8% 21.3% 22.3% 5,483 25,138
McKinley 19.1% 18.8% 19.4% 13,997 73,426
Mora 13.2% 12.2% 14.2% 636 4,823
Otero 11.1% 10.9% 11.4% 7,195 64,768
Quay 18.1% 17.3% 18.9% 1,599 8,852
Rio Arriba 22.4% 22.0% 22.8% 9,018 40,257
Roosevelt 13.0% 12.6% 13.5% 2,678 20,577
Sandoval 11.7% 11.5% 11.9% 15,914 135,950
San Juan 14.0% 13.8% 14.2% 17,987 128,805
San Miguel 18.2% 17.8% 18.7% 5,314 29,160
Santa Fe 10.6% 10.4% 10.7% 15,469 146,559
Sierra 18.7% 18.0% 19.4% 2,223 11,908
Socorro 14.5% 14.0% 15.0% 2,579 17,764
Taos 16.6% 16.2% 17.0% 5,513 33,122
Torrance 23.4% 22.8% 24.1% 3,788 16,187
Union 10.7% 9.8% 11.6% 484 4,535
Valencia 16.2% 15.9% 16.4% 12,513 77,361
NM 14.6% 14.6% 14.6% 305,492 2,091,432

Data Notes

Enrollment varies from one month to the next. The average monthly enrollment was used to compute these percents.   Fiscal year Medicaid enrollment percentages were calculated using the July 1st population estimates for the same fiscal year.

Data Sources

  • Population Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico. http://bber.unm.edu/bber_research_demPop.html.
  • New Mexico Human Services Department, Income Support Division, Benefit Delivery and Data Reporting Bureau, Monthly Statistical Report, www.hsd.state.nm.us/ise/reports.html.


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
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Content updated: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:57:18 MDT