Briefs & Reports

HMA-authored Report for SAMHSA-HRSA Looks at Health Homes

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) engaged Health Management Associates (HMA) to outline key areas of a recently enacted provision of the Affordable Care Act that permits Medicaid coverage of health homes, a service delivery model supporting care coordination and related supports for individuals with chronic conditions, including those with mental and substance … Read More

HMA’s Smith Offers Insights on Medicaid Expansion

Health Management Associates Managing Principal Vern Smith reviewed state approaches to Medicaid expansion for Virginia’s Medicaid commission Monday, August 19. Smith, a nationally recognized Medicaid expert, shared insights about what is transpiring in Michigan, where he is based. He also talked about the Medicaid expansion options Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio are exploring. Health … Read More

Meyer Discusses ACA Implementation on Texas Public Radio

Managing Principal Jack Meyer recently talked with Texas Public Radio about the Affordable Care Act as the Oct. 1 deadline for several aspects of the law quickly approaches. A health economist working out of Health Management’s Washington, DC office, Jack specializes in developing and evaluating policies to cover the uninsured and to improve health care … Read More

Pioneer ACO Model – First Year Results

In the December 2011 edition of The Michigan Update, we reported that US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the names of 32 health care organizations from across the country to participate in a new Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiative made possible by the Affordable Care Act. Three of those organizations … Read More

New Report Highlights Need to Address Long-Term Care Demands

Health Management Associates (HMA) partnered with AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) to issue a new report highlighting the challenges facing states in providing long-term services and supports (LTSS). HMA Senior Consultant Jenna Walls is one of the authors of “At the Crossroads: Providing Long-Term … Read More

HMA Colleagues Featured in Health Affairs Blog

Two colleagues from our Washington, D.C., office were featured in the Health Affairs Blog on June 8. Principal Barbara Markham Smith and Managing Principal Jack Meyer co-authored “Countdown To The Health Insurance Marketplaces: Four Actions Essential To Success.” Click the button below to find out what they have to say about smart purchasing, the communications … Read More

Molina Healthcare Celebrates 10 Years of Trading on the NYSE

Congratulations to our client Molina Healthcare, which celebrated 10 years of trading on the NYSE with J. Mario Molina, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, ringing the NYSE Opening Bell this morning. Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH), a FORTUNE 500 company, provides quality healthcare for financially vulnerable individuals and families. Currently, Molina Healthcare arranges for the delivery of … Read More

Molina Healthcare Celebrates 10 Years of Trading on the NYSE

Congratulations to our client Molina Healthcare, which celebrated 10 years of trading on the NYSE with J. Mario Molina, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, ringing the NYSE Opening Bell July 2. Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH), a FORTUNE 500 company, provides quality healthcare for financially vulnerable individuals and families. Currently, Molina Healthcare arranges for the delivery of … Read More

Carpenter Designated a Fellow for Leadership Training Program

Emma Carpenter has been accepted as a fellow into the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership’s (RIHEL) Advanced Leadership Training Program. A research assistant in the Health Management Associates Denver office, Emma will be part of the program’s Class of 2014. RIHEL is an official program of the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and … Read More

Non-Medicaid Health Coverage Expansion

Michigan Senator Bruce Caswell (R-Hillsdale) has introduced legislation that would provide a limited benefit health coverage plan to low-income uninsured in the state. Senate Bill (SB) 422 was introduced in June and referred to the Senate Committee on Appropriations. If enacted, SB 422 would create the Michigan Low Income Health Plan, a limited benefit health … Read More