Briefs & Reports

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

HMA Principal Inducted into Hall of Fame

HMA Principal Tony Rodgers is one of the newest members of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Alumni Hall of Fame. The 2013 hall of fame induction ceremony took place Feb. 25 during the 39th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture event. For more than 30 years Tony has been a leader and an innovator … Read More

Finance: A Guide to Safety Net Provider Reimbursement

The prevailing healthcare reimbursement system in the United States has failed to create effective incentives for providers to improve quality and contain costs. The current system has rewarded volume over value and has discouraged providers from working together toward improved health for the populations they serve. These issues are even more acute within the safety … Read More

Medicaid Waiver Means Coverage For Up To 30,000

HMA is proud to have helped The MetroHealth System secure a Medicaid Section 1115 waiver that will ensure more Ohio residents get the medical care they need. The new program, MetroHealth Care Plus, offers free health care coverage for people with low incomes who do not qualify for Medicaid and have no insurance. It’s expected the program will provide … Read More

Empanelment in an Accountable Care Environment: IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE

A foundation of both the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care and accountable care, “empanelment” is the process of creating and maintaining a relationship between each patient and a primary care provider (PCP). This document is a guide to implementing this foundational process in organizations that deliver primary care and are seeking to … Read More