Healthcare Glossary - ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS | HealthPocket



A general term that refers to Medicare and Medicaid administrative costs, as well as CMS administrative costs. Medicare administrative costs are comprised of the Medicare related outlays and non-CMS administrative outlays. Medicaid administrative costs refer to the Federal share of the States' expenditures for administration of the Medicaid program. CMS administrative costs are the costs of operating CMS (e.g., salaries and expenses, facilities, equipment, rent and utilities, etc.). These costs are reflected in the Program Management account. provides information on insurance products. If you choose to obtain a quote or apply for an insurance plan, you may be transferred to a partner website to complete your request. Always review the privacy and terms of use of the partner website. is a free information source. We receive our data from government, non-profit and private sources, and you should confirm key provisions of your coverage with your selected health plan. Our website is not a health insurance agency and not affiliated with and does not represent or endorse any health plan. While on our site, if you click on a plan or link, you may be directed to one of our partners who offers health insurance products. HealthPocket, Inc. is part of the Benefytt Technologies, Inc. family of companies.