Briefs & Reports

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

HMA Principal Provides Correctional Health Care Expertise for Story

HMA Principal Donna Strugar-Fritsch recently talked with Dan Gorenstein, senior reporter for Marketplace’s Health Desk, for his story, “In prison you get health care. When you’re released …” A nationally recognized correctional health care expert, Donna has a BSN with a master’s in public administration and is a certified correctional health care professional. On March … Read More

News Outlet Taps into HMA Expertise

HMA Principal Donna Strugar-Fritsch talked with NW News Network, part of the NPR digital network, for their recent story, “Recruiting Prison Health Care Workers Could Get Harder Under Affordable Care Act.” A nationally recognized correctional health care expert, Donna has a BSN with a master’s in public administration and is a certified correctional health care … Read More

HMA Can Jump-start CHC Efforts to Secure ACA Mental Health Services Funds

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced it will soon make $50 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) mental health services funds available for Community Health Centers (CHCs) to create and expand integrated behavioral health services. While details are yet to be released, HMA can help CHCs and Federally Qualified Health Centers … Read More

HMA Welcomes Two New Colleagues

HMA is continuing to grow, adding new staff across the country to meet clients’ needs. Dawn Hamilton joins the Washington, D.C. office as a senior consultant, and Alana Ketchel joins HMA as a senior consultant in San Francisco. Dawn Hamilton’s vast health policy knowledge, savvy research skills and past experience as a healthcare attorney pack … Read More