Inter- and Intrastate Variation in Medicaid Expenditures

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This presentation uses MAX data to explore three research questions related to geographic variation in Medicaid expenditures:

  • Does interstate variation in Medicaid spending result primarily from variation in the volume of services or in the price per unit of service?
  • How do inter- and intrastate variation in Medicaid utilization and spending compare to variation in Medicare spending and utilization?
  • Is more health care better for Medicaid beneficiaries?