Asthma Care Quality Improvement

B. Medicaid Spending on Asthma by State

State White Medicaid eligibles 20041 White Medicaid eligibles 0-18 with asthma1,2,4 White Medicaid eligibles 19-64 with asthma1,2,4 White Medicaid eligibles 65+ with asthma1,2,4 Estimated Medicaid spending on asthma for White eligibles3
Total U.S. 24,963,746 979,057 630,435 162,590 $1,966,145,264
Alabama 428,801 16,162 10,540 3,611 33,631,762
Alaska 54,040 2,660 1,050 203 4,341,122
Arizona 485,844 17,696 14,784 1,903 38,148,461
Arkansas 438,290 18,702 10,123 2,499 34,753,634
California 2,249,008 71,172 74,412 12,042 174,888,333
Colorado 243,850 10,748 5,215 1,502 19,377,479
Connecticut 236,498 9,016 5,833 1,888 18,569,623
Delaware 72,159 2,537 2,220 336 5,649,899
District of Columbia 2,697 104 72 15 212,346
Florida 1,054,831 43,759 22,662 8,665 83,308,715
Georgia 749,052 34,489 14,858 4,494 59,737,751
Hawaii 52,040 1,836 1,499 334 4,070,083
Idaho 196,567 9,960 3,554 752 15,829,748
Illinois 963,463 38,994 19,373 9,981 75,833,356
Indiana 669,291 30,326 14,300 3,450 53,341,033
Iowa 263,799 10,778 6,284 1,719 20,837,605
Kansas 219,138 9,807 4,563 1,344 17,434,953
Kentucky 672,499 26,714 16,317 4,732 52,992,981
Louisiana 407,018 19,688 7,169 2,516 32,589,086
Maine 291,537 8,409 9,830 2,064 22,525,881
Maryland 279,384 11,693 6,575 1,665 22,117,057
Massachusetts 590,847 18,772 18,041 4,535 45,875,064
Michigan 1,016,738 41,768 25,924 4,819 80,451,316
Minnesota 441,501 16,708 11,128 3,399 34,656,204
Mississippi 263,644 11,245 5,544 2,025 20,873,756
Missouri 849,802 34,601 21,447 4,493 67,171,213
Montana 81,551 3,381 1,959 475 6,452,000
Nebraska 172,392 8,097 3,301 1,015 13,772,061
Nevada 120,628 5,239 2,687 706 9,576,862
New Hampshire 121,971 5,535 2,410 808 9,711,429
New Jersey 371,025 14,929 8,022 3,382 29,218,037
New Mexico 126,902 5,853 2,772 511 10,136,825
New York 1,753,381 54,271 56,815 11,534 136,049,088
North Carolina 668,841 27,104 15,483 4,970 52,764,401
North Dakota 52,578 2,002 1,292 426 4,127,625
Ohio 1,329,951 54,418 33,692 6,690 105,181,441
Oklahoma 422,119 20,717 7,243 2,543 33,844,244
Oregon 415,236 14,581 2,533 2,226 32,483,559
Pennsylvania 1,126,287 42,613 28,778 8,310 88,429,321
Rhode Island 89,736 3,250 2,431 651 7,025,747
South Carolina 405,429 15,754 9,297 3,656 31,850,997
South Dakota 75,349 3,571 1,386 471 6,022,399
Tennessee 1,060,363 34,329 32,718 7,283 82,470,274
Texas 1,012,711 51,023 15,640 6,657 81,349,019
Utah 214,958 9,305 5,445 660 17,096,922
Vermont 93,595 3,030 2,754 770 7,271,901
Virginia 368,434 16,182 7,278 2,888 29,232,790
Washington 728,888 30,431 18,387 3,237 57,756,222
West Virginia 352,864 13,628 9,390 2,019 27,778,282
Wisconsin 544,950 18,574 14,208 5,446 42,414,222
Wyoming 61,269 2,957 1,198 271 4,911,136

Notes: Age groups differ slightly depending on source. Population age groups for Medicaid eligibles are 0-18, 19-64, and 65+ years, while National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) prevalence rates are 0-17, 18-64, and 65+ years.

1 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, MSIS State Summary FY 2004. Accessed at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidDataSourcesGenInfo/02_MSISData.asp
2Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Data for All Ages, National Center for Health Statistics, accessed at http://205.207.175.93/HDI/TableViewer/tableView.aspx?ReportId=60. Crude prevalence rates used when available.
3 Calculations of direct cost per person are based on Weiss, et al. (2000), inflated by medical care component of CPI to 2004. Indirect costs per person are based on Weiss, et al. (2000), inflated by percent change in average annual wages through 2004. Weiss KB, Sullivan SD, Lyttle CS. Trends in the cost of illness for asthma in the United States, 1985-1994. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2000 Sep;106(3):493-9.
4 Number of individuals of unknown age in each state was allocated across all age groups based on the proportion of the number of individuals in an age group to total number of eligibles.

Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: B. Medicaid Spending on Asthma by State. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/appendix-b.html