March of Dimes March of Dimes Peristats

Calculations

Medicaid Recipients and Expenditures

Medicaid recipients and expenditures statistics are obtained from the annual Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS) Report produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). States are required to submit all their eligibility and claims data to CMS on a quarterly basis through MSIS. Medicaid recipient data on PeriStats is for all non-disabled adults under the age of 65, excluding adults who are eligible because they are blind, and for non-disabled children, including children in foster care. PeriStats compares the percent of pregnant women, children and other non-disabled, non-elderly adults enrolled in Medicaid to the percent of total expenditures this population incurs. More background on the MSIS report can be found on the CMS Web site.