MACStats from MACPAC: 2018 Medicaid and CHIP Data Book Now Available
February 1, 2019:
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) recently released the 2018 version of its Medicaid and CHIP Data Book. This data book is a collection of federal and state statistics regarding the Medicaid and CHIP programs that are compiled by MACPAC from multiple data sources on key topic areas including Medicaid and CHIP eligibility, enrollment, and expenditures, as well as beneficiary health, service use, and access to care. An excellent resource, the data book draws on a wide variety of data sources including Medicaid administrative data (e.g., CMS-64 data, MSIS data, Medicaid Managed Care enrollment reports, etc.) as well as federal survey data in order to compile policy relevant, but difficult to access, information about the Medicaid and CHIP programs into one comprehensive tool.
SHADAC is excited to be among the contractors that contributed to this product, providing MACPAC with estimates from the National Health Insurance Survey (NHIS) and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) that highlight individual enrollment, primary source of insurance coverage, and service use and access to care with breakdowns available by age, demographics, and health characteristics. SHADAC produced these estimates using data for years 2016 and 2017, which are the latest available respectively for each survey.
For additional information on data methods and sources used in the data book, see MACPAC’s Technical Guide to MACStats, which provides supplementary information to help readers interpret the exhibits in the MACStats tables and figures as well as to understand the data sources and methods used.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.