Briefs & Reports

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

HMA Colleagues Author Evidence-Based Programs Paper

Health Management Associates (HMA), in contract with The National Council on Aging (NCOA), and with support from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), recently provided research and strategy services to support the goal to increase the adoption of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs, known as evidence-based programs (EBPs) by Medicaid, Medicare, and other … Read More

20th Annual State Medicaid Budget Survey Released

The 20th annual Medicaid Budget Survey conducted by The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and Health Management Associates (HMA) was released on October 14, 2020 and included two new reports: State Medicaid Programs Respond to Meet COVID-19 Challenges: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 and Medicaid Enrollment & Spending Growth: … Read More

COVID-19 Economic Impact on Health Insurance September 2020

In April 2020, HMA released COVID-19 Impact on Medicaid, Marketplace, and the Uninsured, by State. Our experts assessed COVID-19’s potential impact on health insurance coverage for each state and forecasts Medicaid enrollment could increase by 11 to 23 million across all states over the next several months. The May 2020 updated analysis, HMA Updated Estimates of … Read More

HMA Examines Current State of Medicare-Medicaid Integration Programs

The experts at Health Management Associates (HMA) have released the Medicare-Medicaid Integration: Reflecting on Progress to Date and Charting the Path to Making Integrated Programs Available to all Dually Eligible Individuals issue brief and companion bibliography appendix, the second in a series of issue briefs examining Medicare-Medicaid integrated programs. Based on HMA’s review of the … Read More

HMA Releases COVID-19 Medicare Regulation Tracking Tool

The Medicare program has rapidly transformed how it pays for healthcare providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to capture these changes, HMA, commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund and The SCAN Foundation, tracked, categorized, and analyzed the 212 Medicare policy modifications made in response to the public health emergency. HMA Senior Consultant Jennifer Podulka and Managing … Read More

Inland Empire Health Plan Releases Health Homes Program Year One Implementation Report

A new report has been released outlining Inland Empire Health Plan’s (IEHP) efforts to establish 50 care teams to support the delivery of core Health Homes Program services for IEHP’s most vulnerable members with complex health conditions. HMA contributed to the new report and has supported implementation of IEHP’s Health Homes Program since 2018, providing … Read More

Issue Brief Outlines Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefit Flexibilities

An HMA-authored issue brief examines beneficiary access to, and plan adoption of, newly expanded Medicare Advantage (MA) supplemental benefit flexibilities and raises questions regarding the expected impacts of new supplemental benefit offerings on beneficiary satisfaction, outcomes, and total cost of care. The new flexibilities for MA plans include innovative supplemental benefits offered through expansion of … Read More

HMA Report Examines COVID-19 Toll on Pennsylvania Hospitals

A report completed by HMA colleagues estimated the potential financial impact on hospitals and health systems of the current COVID-19 pandemic in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The analysis, completed in mid-April, concluded that Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems are likely to experience losses in excess of $7 billion for the final 10 months of 2020 … Read More

HMA Experts Publish 50-State Medicaid Pharmacy Study with Kaiser Family Foundation

In conjunction with the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a team of HMA experts have published survey results and analysis examining administration of the Medicaid pharmacy benefit. HMA contributing colleagues were Kathleen Gifford, Anne Winter and Linda Wiant. Rachel Dolan, Marina Tian, and Rachel Garfield  from KFF also contributed. The report, How State Medicaid Programs are Managing Prescription Drug … Read More