Briefs & Reports

Medicaid Enrollment Snapshot: December 2013

On June 3, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured released its “Medicaid Enrollment Snapshot: December 2013” issue brief. Authored by Kaiser’s Laura Snyder and Robin Rudowitz and HMA’s Eileen Ellis and Dennis Roberts, the report indicates that as of December 2013, nearly 55.4 million people were enrolled in Medicaid. That’s an increase of … Read More

Kaiser Releases Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Snapshot Reports

On June 3, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured released its “Medicaid Enrollment Snapshot: December 2013” issue brief. Authored by Kaiser’s Laura Snyder and Robin Rudowitz and HMA’s Eileen Ellis and Dennis Roberts, the report indicates that as of December 2013, nearly 55.4 million people were enrolled in Medicaid. That’s an increase of … Read More

HMA Client Selected for Health Care Innovation Award

The CMS Innovation Center announced the first group of prospective recipients for the Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two on May 22, 2014. Health Management Associates (HMA) congratulates our client, the Clifford Beers Clinic, for being selected as one of the 12 awardees. Clifford Beers Clinic, a 100-year old mental health organization based in New … Read More

Medicaid Policies

The Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH) has issued eight final and six proposed policies that merit mention. The policies are available for review on DCH’s website. MSA 14-15 advises Hospitals that, contingent upon federal approval of a State Plan Amendment, DCH will increase the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Innovations Grant to include $2.8 million … Read More

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Activity

As of May 1, 2014, there were 1,363,273 Medicaid beneficiaries, including Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) beneficiaries, enrolled in 13 Medicaid Health Plans (HMOs); this is an increase of 91,532 since March. This increase includes 57,915 HMP enrollees and 33,617 non-HMP Medicaid enrollees. (Note that enrollment information is not available for April 2014.) The number of … Read More

Transitioning the California Children’s Services Program to a New System of Care: Stakeholder Issues and Considerations

The Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health recently released its report “Transitioning the California Children’s Services Program to a New System of Care: Stakeholder Issues and Considerations.” Health Management Associates interviewed more than 50 stakeholders with an array of perspectives about the program, including families, state officials, advocates and insurers. These stakeholders offered their thoughts … Read More

Express Lane Eligibility Evaluation Findings

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently submitted a final independent evaluation of the Express Lane Eligibility (ELE) policy to Congress. Health Management Associates and The Urban Institute worked with Mathematica Policy Research to conduct this multi-year review. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) gave states the ability to … Read More

HMA Can Help You Take Advantage of BPCI Opportunity

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a limited-time open application period for additional participants to be considered for the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. The BPCI is an exciting and innovative opportunity for hospitals, post-acute care providers, and physician group practices to earn upside savings under episodic Medicare … Read More

Express Lane Eligibility Evaluation Findings Submitted to Congress

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently submitted a final independent evaluation of the Express Lane Eligibility (ELE) policy to Congress. Health Management Associates and The Urban Institute worked with Mathematica Policy Research to conduct this multi-year review. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) gave states the ability to … Read More