"But How Many Medicaid Enrollees are RENEWALS?" Mystery SOLVED! (Mostly)

If you review page 3 of the latest CMS report (which includes Medicaid/CHIP enrollments through December), you can see that they've added a small but important new paragraph at the bottom:

9 The following states have included renewals in their application data: Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. These states have included renewals in their determination data: District of Columbia, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming. Some of these renewals are conducted without the individual submitting a new application, using information already in the system that the individual is asked to verify.

Well, now, this certainly answers a burning question, doesn't it?

If those 14 states (+DC) do include Medicaid/CHIP renewals (aka redeterminations) in their data, then that means, by definition, that the other 36 states don't include renewals.

It'll take some time to comb through all of the data, but this means, at a minimum, that the following Medicaid/CHIP enrollments are NEW since October 1st, 2013:

(remember, the following ONLY includes data from the new CMS report, plus a few one-time special enrollments; it does NOT include enrollments from the FEDERAL exchange or some other additional cases)

  • Alabama: 26,703
  • Alaska: 1,746
  • Arizona: 52,499
  • Arkansas: 36,495
  • California: 536,431 (+ 630,000 LIHP transfers)
  • Colorado: 18,128
  • Connecticut: 19,125
  • Delaware: 1,004
  • District of Columbia (includes renewals)
  • Florida: 243,314
  • Georgia: 62,214
  • Hawaii: 6,217
  • Idaho: 6,585
  • Illinois: 39,851
  • Indiana: 37,379
  • Iowa (includes renewals)
  • Kansas: 8,132
  • Kentucky: 15,853
  • Louisiana: 18,605
  • Maine: 862
  • Maryland (includes renewals through 12/31)
  • Massachusetts: 0 (+ 130,000 Commonwealth Care transfers)
  • Michigan (includes renewals)
  • Minnesota: 23,932
  • Mississippi: 18,323
  • Missouri (includes renewals)
  • Montana: 2,444
  • Nebraska (includes renewals)
  • Nevada (includes renewals)
  • New Hampshire: 1,571
  • New Jersey: 5,078
  • New Mexico (includes renewals)
  • New York: 67,426
  • North Carolina: 54,814
  • North Dakota (includes renewals)
  • Ohio: 0
  • Oklahoma: 32,760
  • Oregon: 72,293
  • Pennsylvania (includes renewals)
  • Rhode Island: 8,792
  • South Carolina (includes renewals)
  • South Dakota (includes renewals)
  • Tennessee: 1,372
  • Texas (includes renewals)
  • Utah (includes renewals)
  • Vermont: 27 (+ 33,000 VHAP/Catamount transfers)
  • Virginia (includes renewals)
  • Washington: 153,099
  • West Virginia: 22,671
  • Wisconsin: 0
  • Wyoming (includes renewals)

Add all of these up and you get (again, a minimum) 1,888,745 new Medicaid/CHIP enrollees.

Boy, that was easy, wasn't it?