Briefs & Reports

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

New talent in Tallahassee | Debby McNamara

A licensed clinical social worker and a certified project management professional, Deborah (Debby) McNamara comes to HMA from the Florida Medicaid program.  Her areas of expertise include Medicaid policy, clinical behavioral health care, managed care, and correctional health care.  Debby is experienced in quality and performance measurement strategies and tools including HEDIS.  Debby will work … Read More

Webcast: Proven Steps to Clinical Efficiency

When hospitals seek to enhance value in care delivery, their goal is two-fold: improve quality while using resources as effectively as possible. Bill Santamour of Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) talks with Sharon Silow-Carroll of HMA about four hospitals that have successfully done just that by better managing service lines, harnessing data and technology and … Read More

CNN Blog: What states can do even without the mandate

For many waiting for the Supreme Court to decide on the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the wait may be worse than the outcome. Uncertainty has paralyzed some state officials and engendered a sense of desperation in others. But delaying key policy and program decisions puts states at risk of not meeting the … Read More

HMA welcomes Linda Trowbridge

Linda Trowbridge comes to HMA with nearly 30 years of hospital experience, most recently with Kaiser Permanente, where she served the last seven years as the executive director of the Continuum for Northern California.  In this role, Linda managed a $2.2 billion budget and led a team of 2,000 who served 10,000 patients per day … Read More

A Model Plan for the Uninsured: Delivering Quality and Affordability in a Limited Benefit Managed Care Safety Net Program in Flint, Michigan

This paper presents the background and multi-year outcome data for a limited benefit safety net care program in Michigan. It is a possible solution for policymakers and hospital/clinic administrators to consider when evaluating plans to provide primary care for the 30 million uninsured Americans who will be affected by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).