Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking21+1
Access and Affordability45-6
Prevention and Treatment30+8
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost5-2
Healthy Lives16-1
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)No


Total Population1,734,232322,324,172
Median Household Income$59,773$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)34%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic82%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic1%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic5%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity13%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Skilled nursing facility patients with a hospital readmission
  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate age 65 and older

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Suicide deaths
  • High out-of-pocket medical spending
  • Adults without all recommended cancer screenings

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging
  • Children without a medical home

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate ages 18–64
  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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Estimated Gains Idaho Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Rocky Mountain regionGains for Idaho
146,69668,631more adults and children would be insured
103,28264,551fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
112,67737,559more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
4,2451,306more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
30,02024,526fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
19270fewer premature deaths (before age 75) would occur from causes that are potentially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate care

Estimated impact if this state’s performance improved to the rate of two benchmark levels — a national benchmark set at the level of the best-performing state and a regional benchmark set at the level of the top-performing state in region ( Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).