Briefs & Reports

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

Medicare-Medicaid Integration: Integrated Model Enrollment Rates Show Majority of Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligible Population Not Enrolled

Working in conjunction with Arnold Ventures, a team of HMA consultants has written an issue brief, Medicare-Medicaid Integration: Integrated Model Enrollment Rates Show Majority of Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligible Population Not Enrolled. This brief presents key findings on their examination of the availability of integrated programs in states, the growth in enrollment rates, and differences in … Read More

Framework Examines Behavioral Health Crisis Diversion Facilities

Individuals with behavioral health needs often find themselves involved with law enforcement or in hospital emergency rooms during times of crisis. Health Management Associates (HMA) has released a model framework examining a third option for care – Crisis Diversion Facilities.

HMA Experts Author LA City and County Studies

HMA Community Strategies (HMACS) experts have released a pair of evaluation reports commissioned by the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles. HMACS worked with the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) to facilitate the inaugural, interactive Los Angeles Poverty Prevention Summit and produced a report and policy recommendations. The … Read More