Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated Medicaid enrollment data and preliminary expenditure data that states reported to CMS through the Medicaid Budget and Expenditure System (MBES). The enrollment information is a state-reported count of unduplicated individuals enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program at any time during each month in the quarterly reporting period and includes new enrollment data from July 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015. The enrollment data identifies the total number of Medicaid enrollees and, for states that have expanded Medicaid, provides specific counts for the number of individuals enrolled in the new adult eligibility group, also referred to as the “VIII Group”. In addition to the new information presented in today’s report, the posting includes updated enrollment data for the period October 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.
The preliminary expenditure data provides summary level data associated with Medicaid service expenditures reported by states on the Form CMS-64 in MBES for the period January 1, 2015 – March 31, 2015. The data includes a breakout of expenditures associated with individuals in the VIII Group. In addition to the new information presented in today’s report, the posting includes updated expenditure data for the period January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014.