Asthma Care Quality Improvement

Appendix B: Medicaid Spending on Asthma by State (continued)

Table B.3. Medicaid: American Indian/Alaska Native Eligibles by State and Age Group and Estimated Spending, 2004

State American Indian/ Alaska Native Medicaid eligibles 20041 American Indian/Alaska Native Medicaid eligibles age 0-18 with asthma1,2,4 American Indian/Alaska Native Medicaid eligibles age 19-64 with asthma1,2,4 American Indian/Alaska Native Medicaid eligibles age 65+ with asthma1,2,4,,5 Estimated Medicaid spending on asthma for American Indian/Alaska Native eligibles3
Total U.S. 833,800 52,410 37,839 8,257 $109,293,210
Alabama 2,577 150 115 39 $337,392
Alaska 47,359 3,589 1,673 323 6,195,481
Arizona 153,888 8,629 8,511 1,096 20,232,416
Arkansas 5,599 368 235 58 733,214
California 45,748 2,229 2,751 445 6,019,153
Colorado 4,881 331 190 55 638,587
Connecticut 986 58 44 14 129,115
Delaware 344 19 19 3 45,223
District of Columbia 47 3 2 0 6,165
Florida 2,904 185 113 43 379,689
Georgia 1,492 106 54 16 195,071
Hawaii 662 36 35 8 86,898
Idaho 5,521 431 181 38 721,786
Illinois 4,355 271 159 82 568,630
Indiana 620 43 24 6 81,142
Iowa 1,874 118 81 22 245,423
Kansas 4,665 321 177 52 610,174
Kentucky 432 26 19 6 56,577
Louisiana 2,915 217 93 33 380,707
Maine 3,924 174 240 50 516,140
Maryland 1,575 101 67 17 206,277
Massachusetts 2,895 142 161 40 380,160
Michigan 9,332 590 432 80 1,223,813
Minnesota 28,246 1,646 1,294 395 3,700,051
Mississippi 2,961 194 113 41 387,129
Missouri 4,006 251 184 38 525,194
Montana 2,408 1,685 1,153 279 3,459,587
Nebraska 9,073 656 316 97 1,185,917
Nevada 3,722 249 151 40 487,205
New Hampshire 160 11 6 2 20,914
New Jersey 3,700 229 145 61 483,647
New Mexico 96,357 6,842 3,826 705 12,618,225
New York 82,849 3,948 4,879 991 10,892,731
North Carolina 25,149 1,569 1,058 340 3,291,540
North Dakota 16,389 961 732 242 2,145,931
Ohio 2,113 133 97 19 277,054
Oklahoma 87,102 6,581 2,717 954 11,373,991
Oregon 14,440 777 792 141 1,897,367
Pennsylvania 2,364 138 110 32 309,752
Rhode Island 415 23 20 5 54,418
South Carolina 1,589 95 66 26 207,839
South Dakota 41,959 3,062 1,403 477 5,481,805
Tennessee 2,623 131 147 33 344,586
Texas 14,497 1,124 407 173 1,891,204
Utah 10,629 708 489 59 1,394,578
Vermont 245 12 13 4 32,150
Virginia 1,349 91 48 19 176,259
Washington 30,407 1,954 1,394 245 3,987,521
West Virginia 132 8 6 1 17,314
Wisconsin 14,461 759 685 263 1,893,597
Wyoming 5,860 435 208 47 766,470

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.
5 Asthma prevalence rate unavailable for American Indian/Alaska native population age 65+, and was estimated from the American Indian /Alaska Native to White ratio of prevalence for ages 19-64 multiplied by the prevalence rate for Whites ages 65+.

Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Appendix B: Medicaid Spending on Asthma by State (continued). October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/appendix-b3.html