Briefs & Reports

Annual 50-State Medicaid Director Survey Released: States Report Expansion and Enhancement

Results of the 19th annual Medicaid Budget Survey were released Oct. 18, 2019 and examine changes taking place in Medicaid in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and HMA conducted the annual survey in partnership with the National Association of Medicaid Directors. Key findings of the survey include: Multiple states reported … Read More

MAT Issue Brief Addresses Objections and Misconceptions

A new issue brief authored by HMA Principal Donna Strugar-Fritsch, MPA, BSN, dispels myths about, and objections to, the use of medication-assisted treatments (MAT) to treat opioid addiction. The brief is a clear and concise look at MAT, how and why it works, and what its use can mean for those impacted by opioid use … Read More

HMA MACPAC Report, Care Coordination in Integrated Care Programs Serving Dually Eligible Beneficiaries

A team of HMA colleagues including Sarah Barth, Sharon Silow-Carroll, Esther Reagan, Mary Russell and Taylor Simmons completed a study for the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) to examine care coordination requirements for several Medicare-Medicaid integrated care models. The study’s final report, Care Coordination in Integrated Care Programs … Read More

Engagement with Community-Based Organizations Key to Achieving Health Equity & Wellness for Medicaid Populations

A new issue brief from AcademyHealth, in partnership with Health Management Associates (HMA) and the Disability Policy Consortium (DPC), showcases the vital role that community-based organizations (CBOs) can play in advancing health equity and wellness for individuals and communities in Medicaid payment and care delivery system reform. The brief provides five key lessons from CBOs … Read More

HMA Colleagues Conduct Impact Assessments of Proposals Developed by California Future Health Workforce Commission

A team of HMA colleagues, including Carrie Cochran, Helen DuPlessis, Kelly Krinn, Nora Leibowitz and Ryan Mooney, along with Healthforce Center at the University of California, San Francisco conducted impact assessments on recommendations developed by the California Future Health Workforce Commission. The assessments were provided to the commission and used to help determine which of more … Read More

White Paper Prepared by HMA Aligns CenteringPregnancy with Value-Based Payment Models

In, “Aligning Value-Based Payment with the CenteringPregnancy Group Prenatal Care Model: Strategies to Sustain a Successful Model of Prenatal Care,” HMA authors Diana Rodin, MPH, and Margaret Kirkegaard, MD, MPH, review new opportunities to promote improved outcomes and lower costs in maternity care though value-based payment strategies. Prepared for the Centering Healthcare Institute, it demonstrates … Read More

Report Conducted by HMA Addresses Alarming Youth Suicide Trends Across Colorado

On January 3, 2019, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman released the study, Community Conversations to Inform Youth Suicide Prevention. The multi-layered study, conducted by HMA, focused on the four Colorado counties with the highest youth suicide rate. HMA designed a multi-pronged strategy to the study with the goal of learning about opportunities and approaches to … Read More

HMA Denver Office Evaluates Jail-Based Behavioral Health Services Program in Colorado

HMA partnered with the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health and Correctional Treatment Board to conduct a statewide program evaluation report for The Jail Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBS) program. The JBBS program is administered by the Office of Behavioral Health and is funded through Colorado House Bill 10-1352 and was expanded through Colorado Senate Bill … Read More