State Health Expenditure Accounts: Purposes, Priorities, and Procedures

by Stephen H. Long, M. Susan Marquis, Jack Rodgers


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This article reports on the State Health Expenditure Account (SHEA) project which developed procedures States can use in tracking their health care expenditures. The purposes, priorities, and concepts of SHEAs were designed to meet the needs of State policymakers. The resulting methods are discussed and illustrated using calculations of SHEAs for California. Contrasts with the National Health Expenditure (NHE) framework are provided. Recommendations for cooperation between the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) and the States that would facilitate the adoption and estimation of SHEAs are offered. Details of the methods used for the California estimates can be found in the Technical Note of this article.

Originally published in: Health Care Financing Review, v. 21, no. 2, Winter 1999, pp. 25-45.

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