Briefs & Reports

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

Financing and Policy Considerations for Medicaid Health Homes for Individuals with Behavioral Health Conditions: A Discussion of Selected States’ Approaches

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 use conditions. … Read More

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