Briefs & Reports

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

Strengthening the Value and Performance of Health Insurance Market Conduct Examination Programs: Consumer Recommendations for Regulators and Lawmakers

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) report, “Strengthening the Value and Performance of Health Insurance Market Conduct Examination Programs: Consumer Recommendations for Regulators and Lawmakers” was created to serve as a resource that could offer guidance to lawmakers, regulators, the NAIC and others in light of the Affordable Care Act’s new consumer protections. HMA … Read More

Health Care Costs and Spending in New York State

The NYSHealth-funded chart book pulls together information about health care costs, spending, and payments based on state and national research. The chart book’s slides cover an array of issues, such as the drivers of spending growth, and examine trends over time, variations within areas of the state, and how New York compares to the rest … Read More

Accountable Care in the Safety Net

  Accountable Care has emerged as a critical delivery system redesign companion to expanded coverage within federal health reform. Accountable Care calls for providers to organize to provide a full continuum of care to patients and populations, to commit to improving quality while controlling cost, and to be rewarded as they succeed. However, the principles … Read More

Audio Replay: HMA’s Jan. 15 Expert Roundtable Discussion

Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion: What happened, what’s on the horizon, and what it all means Implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues to produce seismic shifts in how we look at, think about, and ultimately deliver health care. After a whirlwind 2013, Health Insurance Exchanges and Medicaid expansion will continue to dominate the healthcare landscape … Read More