Briefs & Reports

Public and Private Insurance Coverage for Chronic Hepatitis B Patients: Health Reform Will Facilitate Early Investments Providing Long-Term Benefits

The implementation of national health reform in the U.S. provides important opportunities to increase the awareness, routine screening, and treatment of viral hepatitis. An estimated 2.2 million Americans are infected with chronic hepatitis B (HBV), yet nearly two-thirds of these people are unaware of their disease until they have developed liver cancer, cirrhosis, or liver … Read More

HMA gives back with contribution to PACTT

HMA recently held its annual staff retreat in Chicago.  To give back to our host city, our colleagues sponsored a silent auction that raised more than $6,600 for the Chicago-based PACTT Learning Center.  PACTT provides educational, vocational and residential programs for individuals with autism.  Our colleagues donated the items and services for the silent auction … Read More

Our Southern California practice is growing | Ray Jankowski joins HMA

Ray Jankowski is a former hospital and Medicaid managed care executive with an extensive health care finance management career spanning nearly 35 years.  Prior to joining HMA, Ray was the interim COO for a $1.4 billion health care system serving 420,000 Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and dual eligible special needs plan (D-SNP) beneficiaries … Read More

Innovation results in a $72 million CO-OP loan for Michigan

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $72 million in financing for the Michigan Consumers Healthcare CO-OP (MCHCO) to expand access to high-quality, affordable health insurance to all Michigan individuals, families and small businesses statewide starting in January 2014. HMA played an integral role in the development team that completed the application and … Read More

Largest prison system in the nation contracts with HMA

California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) has selected HMA from among several other consulting firms to conduct an executive-level organizational review.  CCHCS is a hybrid organization with elements of an integrated health care delivery system, a governmental agency and a business enterprise.  As a result, HMA will deploy a hybrid review process tailored specifically for … Read More

Health Care Use and Chronic Conditions Among Childless Adult Medicaid Enrollees in Arizona

Using 2007 Arizona Medicaid claims data, HMA compared the utilization patterns and clinical conditions of uninsured adults without dependent children or “childless adults” with low-income parents and non-elderly adults in Medicaid.  The study will help state Medicaid programs better understand and prepare for the health care use and needs of the millions of uninsured childless … Read More

2012 HMA Staff Retreat: Dual eligible trends and innovations

HMA colleagues from across the country recently gathered together in Chicago to collaborate on emerging trends and innovations in publicly financed health care.  This year’s forum focused on Medicaid-Medicare dual eligible policy, financing, and the related opportunities and challenges ahead for HMA clients. There are more than 9 million dual eligibles today.  These individuals represent … Read More

Kaiser Commission partners with HMA to study “childless adults” in Medicaid

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured recently partnered with HMA to conduct a new study comparing the utilization patterns and clinical conditions of low-income childless adults in Medicaid with low-income parents and non-elderly adults in Medicaid. Using Arizona Medicaid claims data, the study – Health Care Use and Chronic Conditions Among Childless Adult … Read More