Complete Health Indicator Report of Medicaid Enrollment
DefinitionThe monthly percentage of the population enrolled in Medicaid, averaged over the months in the measurement period.
NumeratorMonthly number of Medicaid cases, averaged over the months in the measurement period.
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.
Other ObjectivesNew Mexico Community Health Status Indicator (CHSI)
Available ServicesNew Mexico Human Services Department, Income Support Division: [http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd.html]
Relevant Population CharacteristicsMedicaid provides health coverage for qualifying low-income persons.
Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:
Graphical Data Views
Medicaid Enrollment, Average Monthly Enrollment as a Percentage of the Population by Year, All Persons, New Mexico and U.S., 2014-2018
"Pre-ACA" represents the Affordable Care Act (ACA) period before ACA enrollment was available. Values are average enrollments from July, August and September 2013. "Post-ACA" values are average monthly enrollment counts from 2014, forward.
|NM_U.S. Pre and Post ACA||Year||Percentage of Persons||Note||Numer- ator||Denom- inator|
Record Count: 12
|NM Post-ACA||2018||35.0%||Through October 2018||736,088||2,102,521|
|U.S. Post-ACA||2018||22.7%||Through October 2018||73,927,197||325,719,178|
Data NotesEnrollment varies from one month to the next. The average monthly enrollment was used to compute these percentages. Pre-ACA Average Monthly Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment: The average number of individuals enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP for each month during the July-September, 2013 period using an average of enrollment numbers submitted by the states for each month in this period. Post-ACA Medicaid/CHIP Monthly Enrollment: The total unduplicated number of individuals enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP as of the last day of each reporting period, including those with retroactive, conditional, and presumptive eligibility. This indicator is a point-in-time count of total program enrollment, and is not solely a count of those newly enrolled during the reporting period. This number includes only those individuals who were eligible for comprehensive benefits (e.g., emergency Medicaid, family planning-only coverage and limited benefit dual eligible individuals are excluded). Annual Medicaid enrollment percentages were calculated using the July 1st population estimates for the same calendar year.
Data SourceU.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), as reported on the Kaiser Family Foundation website: [https://www.kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/total-monthly-medicaid-and-chip-enrollment]
Medicaid Enrollment, Average Monthly Medicaid Enrollment as a Percentage of the Population by County, All Persons, New Mexico, 2018
|County||Percentage of Persons||Lower Limit||Upper Limit||Note||Numer- ator||Denom- inator|
Record Count: 35
|U.S.||22.7%||22.7%||22.7%||U.S. value through 10/18||73,927,197||325,719,178|
Data NotesEnrollment varies from one month to the next. The average monthly enrollment was used to compute these percentages. New Mexico Medicaid enrollment by county is from the NM Human Services Department, and includes all adults and children who were enrolled at any time during the month. The U.S. value, from the Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts website, reflects the average of the number enrolled on the last day of each month.
- New Mexico Human Services Department, Income Support Division, Benefit Delivery and Data Reporting Bureau, Dynamic Eligibility Report, [https://webapp.hsd.state.nm.us/MERReport/RunReport.aspx].
- Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
- U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), as reported on the Kaiser Family Foundation website: [https://www.kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/total-monthly-medicaid-and-chip-enrollment]
Medicaid Enrollment, Average Monthly Medicaid Enrollees by Medicaid Enrollment Category, All Ages, New Mexico, 2018
In 2018, 840,486 New Mexico children and adults were enrolled in Medicaid each month, on average. Over 40% of Medicaid enrollees were children under age 21 years.
|Service Category||Number of Persons|
Record Count: 16
|Breast and Cervical Cancer||143|
|Children, including CHIP and not in another category||320,811|
|Home & Community Based Waiver||4,326|
|Medicare Premium Only (SLIMB & QI)||10,740|
|Other Adult Group/Expansion||253,101|
|Parents and Caretakers (Non Expansion Adults)||68,382|
|Qualified Medicare Beneficiary||34,560|
|Refugees and Repatriates||2|
|Supplemental Security Income Related||62,064|
Data NotesEnrollment varies from one month to the next. The average monthly enrollment was used to compute these percentages.
Data SourceNew Mexico Human Services Department, Income Support Division, Benefit Delivery and Data Reporting Bureau, Dynamic Eligibility Report, [https://webapp.hsd.state.nm.us/MERReport/RunReport.aspx].
More Resources and LinksEvidence-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:
- CDC's Prevention Status Reports for all 50 states
- CDC WONDER's DATA2020 data search tool.
- County Health Rankings
- Kaiser Family Foundation's StateHealthFacts.org
Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.
Page Content Updated On 01/31/2019, Published on 01/31/2019