Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors and individuals with disabilities. In some states the program covers all low-income adults below a certain income level.
When Governor Tom Wolf expanded Medicaid in 2015, more Pennsylvanians than ever were able to access quality health care coverage. The expansion opened up Medicaid to even more people living on low incomes, people who had been diagnosed with substance use disorder, and others.
The Department of Human Services is focused on improving access to health care in Pennsylvania while reducing Medicaid spending. DHS has begun to reward health care providers for the quality of their care, focus on preventive screenings, and work to limit costly and sometimes unnecessary services, such as an overuse of emergency rooms.
This dataset contains the total counts of PA Department of Human Services (DHS) Medical Assistance (MA) individuals diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) or OUD Poisoning. Also included are individuals receiving MAT (Medication assisted treatment - the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders.) NOT diagnosed in the same period. Limited to the Newly Eligible (Under the Medical Assistance Expansion Program. Find more information here: http://www.dhs.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_257436.pdf) segment of DHS population. Internally defined as DHS Category of Assistance = MG (Modified Adjusted Gross Income - MAGI) MG and Program Status = 91 (Newly Eligible). Counts are reported by Pennsylvania case county and covers calendar years 2015 -2018.
Persons enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for a given month. SNAP is a federal program administered by the State. This file contains the number of individuals enrolled in SNAP and the dollars spent for a given month. SNAP benefits (dollars) are 100% federally funded.
*Due to the partial federal government shutdown, SNAP participants' February 2019 benefits were issued to EBT cards on or before Jan. 18, 2019
This dataset contains the count of individuals with Medical Assistance coverage (MA) receiving any form of MAT (Medication-Assisted treatment) by case county. The counts cover calendar years 2015 - 2018. If a count field is null, then the count is suppressed due to low numbers. If the county is null, then the county is unknown.