Briefs & Reports

New Report Details State Dual Integration Efforts

In the fall of 2012, Health Management Associates Senior Consultant Jenna Walls and colleagues from the AARP Public Policy Institute, and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) surveyed all 50 states and the District of Columbia to develop a comprehensive picture of emerging dual integration initiatives for older adults and adults … Read More

Hamacher Lauded with Legislative Tribute

HMA Senior Consultant Linda Hamacher, recently received a special legislative tribute honoring her leadership as chief executive officer of the Genesee Health Plan, her contribution to the community, and her efforts to help Genesee County families without health insurance get access to quality, affordable medical care. Launched in 2001, the Genesee Health Plan provides basic … Read More

HMA’s Work Highlighted in KFF Webinar

HMA Managing Principal Jennifer Edwards was a panelist for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s recent webinar about enrollment in the health care reform era, presenting results of HMA’s recent work on navigators and enrollment assistors. The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured presented “Translating The Medicaid Expansion Into Increased Coverage: The Role of … Read More

State Studies Find Home and Community-Based Services to Be Cost Effective

Wendy Fox-Grage, AARP Public Policy Institute Jenna Walls, Senior Consultant, Health Management Associates The vast majority of people who need long-term services and support want to live in their own homes and communities as long as possible. States have made progress in providing greater access to home and community-based services (HCBS) for people with low incomes. This … Read More

State Studies Find Home and Community-Based Services to Be Cost Effective

The vast majority of people who need long-term services and support want to live in their own homes and communities as long as possible. States have made progress in providing greater access to home and community-based services (HCBS) for people with low incomes. Wendy Fox-Grage of the AARP Public Policy Institute and Jenna Walls, Senior … Read More

Medicaid Benchmark Benefits Under the Affordable Care Act: Options for New York

The New York State Department of Health enlisted Health Management Associates (HMA) to analyze available options for selecting a Medicaid benchmark benefit for people eligible for Medicaid’s new mandated adult category established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This analysis reviews the revisions to Medicaid eligibility established by the ACA as it affects populations already … Read More

HMA Creates Accountable Care Institute

As the health care industry undergoes significant changes, Health Management Associates (HMA) sees the growing need to transform health care delivery through models that will provide better quality and enhance overall health status – at less cost.  In order to meet this need, and assure that transformation extends to vulnerable populations and communities, Health Management … Read More

State Levers for Improving Managed Care for Vulnerable Populations: Strategies with Medicaid MCOs and ACOs

HMA recently published a report detailing the 10 leading states’ strategies for using managed care to promote quality, cost-effectiveness, and better health outcomes for vulnerable Medicaid populations. Authors examined Medicaid “levers” used with both licensed managed care organizations (MCOs) and new integrated delivery systems such as accountable care organizations (ACOs). After a thorough review, report … Read More