Health Indicator Report of Medicaid Enrollment
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.
NotesEnrollment varies from one month to the next. The average monthly enrollment was used to compute these percentages. Fiscal year Medicaid enrollment percentages were calculated using the July 1st population estimates for the same fiscal year.
- 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.
- Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
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.
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]
Page Content Updated On 01/31/2019, Published on 01/31/2019