Briefs & Reports

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

MACPAC Contracted with HMA to Better Understand How States Develop their Hospital Payment Policies

Health Management Associates was contracted by MACPAC to better understand how states develop their hospital payment policies. State, hospital, and managed care representatives from five states that vary in their use of supplemental payments and financing approaches (Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, and Virginia) were interviewed. The three key findings from the study include: The availability … Read More

HMA Reviews State Assisted Living Licensing Regulations and Statutes for 2018 NCAL State Regulatory Review

From March 2017 through April 2017, HMA reviewed each state and the District of Columbia’s assisted living licensing regulations and statutes, relying on the resources published on state licensure agency web pages.  According to the NCAL’s 2018 edition of “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review,” assisted living regulations, statutes, and policies in 29 states were updated between June … Read More

HMA Report Examines Needs Assessment for Denver Residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The City and County of Denver’s Department of Human Services (DHS) contracted with HMA, between March and August 2018, to conduct a needs assessment of services and supports for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). Denver will use findings from this assessment to inform decisions regarding the governance and distribution of a Denver property … Read More

HMA Contributes to CPEHN Report on California’s Mental Health Equity Act

Principal Jeff Ring and Senior Consultant Helena Whitney recently coordinated and facilitated an advisory committee which provided recommendations for the implementation of California’s Mental Health Equity Act (AB 470, 2017). Using the Advisory Committee recommendations, they developed the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) report, “Measuring Mental Health Disparities.” AB 470 was proposed to mandate the … Read More

Report Examines the Models and Issues of Behavioral Heath Crisis Services

In a report prepared for the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, HMA Principal Steve Fitton and Senior Consultant Esther Reagan examine the models and issues of behavioral health crisis services. Many people with behavioral health (mental illness and/or substance use disorder [SUD]) issues are arriving in hospital emergency departments (EDs) and not being well served in that setting. … Read More

HMA Prepares Report Describing Strategies to Increase MAT Prescribing

Senior Consultant Julia Elitzer, Managing Principal Jonathan Freedman, Senior Consultant Mary Russell, and Managing Principal Margaret Tatar recently prepared the report “Strategies to Increase MAT Prescribing,” for the Association of Community Affiliated Plans through a grant from the Open Society Foundations. The report examines how to address opioid use disorder through the promotion of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT … Read More

HMA Contributes MLTSS Research to MACPAC Report

Principal Sarah Barth, Principal Karen Brodsky, Principal Sharon Lewis and Senior Consultant Rachel Patterson and other HMA colleagues contributed research under contract to MACPAC on standards for home and community-based services network adequacy in managed care for long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs and on tailoring MLTSS programs for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Report Provides Indigent Healthcare Community Investment Analysis for Florida County

In late 2017, the Marion County Hospital District commissioned a study to define the medically indigent, identify the current volume and costs of healthcare for the medically indigent population in Marion County, describe the providers that comprise the health care safety net, summarize the investments made in the health care safety net, outcomes of this … Read More