Briefs & Reports

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

HMA Prepares Report Detailing Economic Implications of a Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

On January 30, 2020, the Missouri Hospital Association issued a press release outlining a report prepared by Health Management Associates. View the official press release here. The report, Medicaid Expansion in Missouri – Economic Implications for Missouri and Interviews Reflecting Arkansas, Indiana, and Ohio Experiences, was prepared by HMA MMS Managing Director Matt Powers and … Read More

Final HMA-Authored Reports on Reproductive Care Access Released

A final report and series of five case studies, Beyond the Numbers: Access to Reproductive Health Care for Low-Income Women in Five Communities, have been released. Working with the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF),  a team of HMA colleagues, Managing Principal Sharon Silow-Carroll, Consultant Carrie Rosenzweig, Senior Consultant Diana Rodin, and Principal Rebecca Kellenberg, completed the … Read More

Issue Brief Explores Child Care Needs of Families Experiencing Homelessness

Recently, the HMA Community Strategies team of Managing Director Marci Eads, Principal Catherine Guerrero, Senior Associate Robyn Odendahl, Research Assistant Rathi Ramasamy and Principal Charles Robbins, contributed to a research project conducted in Los Angeles: Child Care Needs of Families Experiencing Homelessness. Funded by the Child Care Resource Center, the study’s purpose was to understand … Read More

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