Briefs & Reports

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

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Activity

As of June 1, 2013, there were 1,244,601 Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in 13 Medicaid Health Plans (HMOs), a decrease of 2,946 since May 1, 2013. This enrollment decrease is largely because the number of enrollments in process increased during May. The number of Medicaid beneficiaries eligible for managed care enrollment increased in June – there … Read More

News Service Taps into HMA Expertise

The June 25 edition of STATELINE, the daily news service of The Pew Charitable Trusts, quotes Health Management Associates (HMA) Principal Donna Strugar-Fritsch in its featured story “Medicaid for Inmates.” Author Christine Vestal tapped Strugar-Fritsch as a subject matter expert. A nationally recognized correctional health care expert, Strugar-Fritsch, has a BSN with a master’s in … Read More

Components of an Integrated Delivery System: Managing Populations in a Safety Net Environment

This manual presents an overview of, and approaches to, designing and implementing key components of integrated delivery systems capable of providing accountable care. It presents an overview of the essential areas that must be addressed when developing accountable care systems and provides guidance based on what HMA has found works in real-world settings.