$58.1 million spent each day on care

Every day, 365 days a year, Minnesota’s health plans pay more than $58.1 million in health care bills. In all, MCHP members paid for $21.3 billion for medical care in 2014, up 7.7 percent over the previous year. Here’s a closer look at where health care premiums are spent:

  • chemical dependency and mental health services provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings, excluding prescription medications and supplies, up 7.3 percent.
  • people who were hospitalized up 7.1 percent.
  • care provided at a skilled nursing facility up 9.2 percent.
  • care provided by chiropractors, therapists, social workers, nurse practitioners (health professionals other than physicians and dentists) up 14.1 percent.
  • care provided by hospitals in outpatient settings up 7.1 percent.
  • care provided in emergency centers up 6.9 percent.
  • durable medical goods such as wheelchairs, eyewear, hearing aids, oxygen, equipment rental, etc., up 10.2 percent.
  • prescription drugs and non-reusable medical supplies spending down 14.1 percent.
  • physician services, including costs for all services provided by or under the supervision of licensed medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy, 3.4 percent