This study examined Medicaid payments and services made for evacuees of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita for outpatient and medical services and for prescription drugs. It compared average Medicaid payments per evacuee to those per non-evacuee for medical services and prescription drugs. This provided an initial, aggregate-level analysis of medical services and prescription drugs for eight States in the first two quarters of fiscal year 2006. The Medicaid Management Information System and the Medicaid Statistical Information System were the primary Medicaid data sources used in this study.
For eight States, Medicaid paid $716 million for medical services and prescription drugs under hurricane-related demonstration projects. A greater percentage of evacuees than non-evacuees received medical services and prescription drugs but average total payment per evacuee was less.
Report Title: Medicaid Payments and Services Related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-06-00140.pdf
Agency Sponsor: OS-OIG, Office of Inspector General
Federal Contact: Claire Barnard, 202-205-9523
Performer: Office of Inspector General
PIC ID: 8787