Briefs & Reports

Medicaid in a Historic Time of Transformation: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured recently released “Medicaid in a Historic Time of Transformation: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014.” HMA Managing Principals Vernon K. Smith, Kathleen Gifford, and Eileen Ellis authored the report outlining the survey findings in conjunction with Robin Rudowitz and … Read More

State Innovation Models: Early Experiences and Challenges of an Initiative to Advance Broad Health System Reform

HMA is proud to have partnered with The Commonwealth Fund to develop one of its most recent issue briefs, “State Innovation Models: Early Experiences and Challenges of an Initiative to Advance Broad Health System Reform.” HMA Managing Principal Sharon Silow-Carroll and Principal JoAnn Lamphere interviewed officials from states participating in the State Innovation Models (SIM) … Read More

HMA Welcomes Two New Colleagues

HMA is continuing to grow, adding new staff across the country to meet clients’ needs. Heidi Robbins Brown joins the Olympia, Washington office as a principal, and Nancy Jaeckels joins HMA as a principal in Chicago. Heidi Robbins Brown is a nationally recognized expert in Medicaid program integrity and information systems. A veteran state Medicaid … Read More

HMA’s Henneberry to Talk About Affordable Care Act on Studio 12 October 9

HMA Principal Joan Henneberry will appear on PBS/Colorado Public Television, Channel 12’s live show Studio 12 at 7 p.m. Mountain Time October 9. The show will explore the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the government shut down. Joan will explain various aspects of the Affordable Care Act, how it impacts the public, and various ACA … Read More

The Commonwealth Fund Brief Examines Key Lessons from State Innovation Models

HMA is proud to have partnered with The Commonwealth Fund to develop one of its most recent issue briefs, “State Innovation Models: Early Experiences and Challenges of an Initiative to Advance Broad Health System Reform.” HMA Managing Principal Sharon Silow-Carroll and Principal JoAnn Lamphere interviewed officials from states participating in the State Innovation Models (SIM) … Read More

Webinar Highlights The Commonwealth Fund Tool Featuring HMA Reports

WhyNotTheBest.org, created by The Commonwealth Fund, will be the focus of a September 24 webinar. WhyNotTheBest.org gives health care professionals a tool to benchmark their performance over time and against other hospitals and regions. Created by The Commonwealth Fund, the free website brings together performance data from multiple sources to track the delivery of recommended … Read More

HMA’s Henneberry on Panel Discussing State Innovation Models

HMA Principal Joan Henneberry will serve as a panelist at the Sept. 18 Driving Transformation in Medicaid event in New York City. Joan will be a panelist for the “Goals and Challenges of Current State Innovation Models” session. She and her fellow panelists will discuss how various states are using the State Innovation Model (SIM) … Read More

HMA’s Shah to Serve as Panelist at Innovation and Healthcare Reform Forum

HMA Senior Consultant Mona Shah will serve as a panelist for “Assuring Innovation in the Era of Healthcare Reform” at the Sept. 12 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association meeting in Costa Mesa, California. Shah and her fellow panelists will explore how the Affordable Care Act (AC) will impact innovation as well as potential changes on the horizon. … Read More

HMA Organizes Texas SIM Conference for Stakeholders

On August 20-21, HMA’s Austin, Texas-based consultants organized a State Innovation Models (SIM) conference for 200 stakeholders in Austin to present and discuss potential approaches and models under consideration for the State Healthcare Innovation Plan. HMA is helping Texas conduct stakeholder engagement and develop its plan. Texas will submit its plan to the Centers for … Read More