Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment and Program Characteristics, 2021
Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care: Tools and Technical Assistance to Support Federal and State Oversight
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Division of Managed Care Policy
- Medicaid enrollment in comprehensive managed care organizations (MCOs) increased by 15.4 percent – from 58.5 million in 2020 to 67.6 million in 2021.
- Many states suggested that the increases in enrollment at least partly resulted from the temporary enrollment continuity provisions put in place in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).
- Enrollment of people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid in comprehensive MCOs decreased by 5.5 percent from 2020 to 2021.
- The percentage of Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in comprehensive managed care plans as a result of the ACA Medicaid expansion increased for the sixth straight year.
The Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Report summarizes data on Medicaid managed care as of July 2021. The report includes a summary of trends in managed care enrollment and program participation. It also includes national-level summary tables, such as total enrollment, enrollment of dual eligibles, enrollment in comprehensive managed care organizations, and enrollment by program and plan. Finally, the report includes state-level tables on features of the state’s managed care programs.
The data and information presented in this report were collected directly from all states, the District of Columbia, and US territories.