Briefs & Reports

HMA authors report examining future of COVID-19 Medicare regulation changes

A new Issue Brief, authored by Jennifer Podulka and Jon Blum, examines the many changes to Medicare regulations put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The brief, Which Medicare Changes Should Continue Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic? Four Questions for Policymakers, tracks and categorizes the regulatory changes, describes the benefits and risks of the changes, and … Read More

Issue brief explores personal health record for children, youth, and families involved with child welfare in California

HMA Senior Consultant Suzanne Rabideau, Principals Heidi Arthur and Eileen Moscaritolo and Consultant Anh Pham recently developed the issue brief Exploration of a Personal Health Record for Children, Youth, and Families Involved with Child Welfare in CA for California’s Medicaid CalAIM Foster Care Model of Care Workgroup. The issue brief was developed to assist the … Read More

HMA contributes to NAM perspectives discussion paper ‘Guide for Future Directions for Addiction and OUD Treatment Ecosystem’

HMA Managing Directors R. Corey Waller, MD, MS, and Jean Glossa, MD, MBA, along with members of the Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Working Group of the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, recently authored a new National Academy of Medicine Perspectives discussion paper calling for a long-term sustainable approach to preventing and managing … Read More

Youth needs assessment published

With a focus on the needs of young people in detention and correctional facilities, a team of Health Management Associates (HMA) colleagues completed an in-depth assessment designed to guide future planning and decision making around mental health services for youth.

Nursing home report highlights benefits of single resident rooms

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted nursing home safety and infection control as critical public health issues. A new report authored by HMA colleagues found compelling evidence that single rooms in nursing homes have numerous benefits for both public health and residents’ experience. The authors conclude that transitioning from multi-resident rooms to single rooms should be a … Read More

Report examines Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits

The experts at Health Management Associates (HMA) have released Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefit Flexibilities: An Early Assessment of Adoption and Policy Opportunities for Expanded Access. The white paper examines the factors contributing to a Medicare Advantage plan’s decision to offer or not offer newly available supplemental benefits and opportunities and challenges with adoption and implementation. … Read More

Three HMA clinicians author naltrexone formulations in correctional settings issue brief

HMA’s Donna Strugar-Fritsch, Shannon Robinson, MD and Scott Haga, PA-C, recently authored the issue brief, Naltrexone Formulations in Correctional Settings.  This brief provides clinical, financial, and administrative information prisons and jails can use in deciding whether to keep detainees on extended release naltrexone (XR-NTX, or the brand Vivitrol) or switch them to oral naltrexone tablets … Read More

HMA and Wakely Consulting Group, Inc. collaborate on states, Medicaid, and economic hard times report

Health Management Associates (HMA) and Wakely Consulting Group, Inc., collaborated to analyze, compile, and model data on Medicaid enrollment growth during the COVID-19 pandemic and develop projections under various recovery scenarios as well as analyze the potential impact of key variables on state Medicaid expenditures. The analysis examined two key questions, how much strain will … Read More

HMA prepares NCQA distinction in multicultural health care report

Health Management Associates (HMA) was engaged by Covered California to evaluate and make recommendations about whether the state’s Marketplace should require Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Issuers to gain National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Distinction in Multicultural Health Care. With a mission to increase insurance coverage in California and improve quality of care while reducing … Read More