Persons with Disabilities – Medicaid Per Capita Costs
This edition of our 5-slide series examines Medicaid per capita costs for individuals with disabilities and provides recommendations for how to manage this population. 22.1% of nationwide spending for disabled non-duals was paid via capitation during 2010 (versus 50.2% for TANF). The disabled subgroup has many attributes that are more conducive to use of care coordination than TANF, including a high prevalence of chronic conditions and relatively stable and lasting Medicaid eligibility. The ideal approach adopts an individually tailored “whole person” focus that can address multiple health conditions and flexibly accommodate differing life circumstances.