Briefs & Reports

Evaluation of the Office of Managed Care of the Los Angeles Department of Health Services

HMA conducted a comprehensive assessment of the operation of the Office of Managed Care and made recommendations regarding: its readiness to participate in the expanded managed care opportunities under pending health care program regulations and requirements; the extent to which the County may uniquely benefit from health care reform opportunities by continuing its operation under … Read More

Medicaid Enrollment: June 2009 Data Snapshot

This analysis finds that, with the country in a deep recession, nearly 3.3 million more people were enrolled in state Medicaid programs in June 2009 compared to the previous June. It was the biggest ever one-year increase in terms of absolute numbers, and boosted the June monthly Medicaid enrollment by 7.5 percent to 46.9 million … Read More

Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Feasibility Study

HMA proposed and analyzed the feasibility of various options for delivering services currently provided by a county-owned and operated skilled nursing facility. The analysis included projecting need for long-term care in Palm Beach County, options for community-based alternatives to nursing facility care, and development of three scenarios (repair, replace, replace and change service mix) with … Read More

Race, Ethnicity & Health Care Reform: Achieving Equity In Our Lifetime

This issue brief identifies, analyzes and compares provisions that explicitly address the health and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the two Congressional health care reform proposals passed by Congress prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.

The Medi-Cal Prescription Drug Benefit: An Overview

Medi-Cal’s pharmacy benefit is the most frequently used Medi-Cal benefit and is the fastest growing portion of the Medi-Cal budget. It is also of critical importance to elderly Medi-Cal beneficiaries. This analysis summarizes the benefit, its costs and financing, who uses it, and key policy implications.

Briefing: Getting the Most Bang for Our Post-Health Reform Buck: Enrolling and Retaining Everyone WhoÍs Eligible

One of the main goals of health reform is to increase access to health care. Frequently overlooked in this effort is finding effective and efficient mechanisms for determining eligibility and enrolling those who are eligible for existing public programs, primarily Medicaid and the the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). How can recruitment and enrollment be … Read More