Briefs & Reports

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.

Issue Brief Examines Medicaid Outreach, Enrollment Strategies

A continuum of coverage options take effect under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014. In advance of this milestone, the Kaiser Family Foundation is offering a series of issue briefs that profile Medicaid outreach and enrollment strategies to inform efforts to implement the ACA. HMA Principal Jennifer Edwards and Consultant Diana Rodin worked with … Read More

HMA Principals Offer Insight on Medicaid Expansion, Exchanges

HMA Principals Joan Henneberry and Greg Nersessian were recently featured in a conference call hosted by Darren Lehrich and Scott Fidel of the Deutsche Bank Healthcare Equity Research team. Joan and Greg were joined by Steve Schramm, CEO of Optumas, to discuss the current state of Medicaid expansion and Health Insurance Exchanges across the country. … Read More

Medicaid Health Plan Community Partnership Series

As state Medicaid programs are increasingly shifting beneficiaries into managed care organizations (MCOs), some MCOs are expanding their traditional role to better meet the needs of their vulnerable members and communities. In a new Commonwealth Fund report, Health Management Associates Managing Principal Sharon Silow-Carroll and Consultant Diana Rodin, report on the efforts of four managed … Read More

Report Looks at Managed Care Organizations’ Outreach Efforts

The Commonwealth Fund As state Medicaid programs are increasingly shifting beneficiaries into managed care organizations (MCOs), some MCOs are expanding their traditional role to better meet the needs of their vulnerable members and communities. In a new Commonwealth Fund report, Health Management Associates Managing Principal Sharon Silow-Carroll and Consultant Diana Rodin, report on the efforts … Read More

Two-Thirds of States Integrating Medicare and Medicaid Services for Dual Eligibles

Authored with: Wendy Fox-Grage and Kathleen Ujvari of the AARP Public Policy Institute; and Diana Scully, Eunhee (Grace) Cho, John Michael Hall of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities This report finds that two-thirds of the states either have or will launch new initiatives to better coordinate care for people who … Read More