Briefs & Reports

Comprehensive Hospital EHRs Improve Quality and Efficiency

An HMA report examining the experiences of nine hospitals with comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) systems describes ways that the systems facilitate patient safety, quality improvement, and efficiency.  The EHRs have contributed to faster, more accurate communication and streamlined processes, which improve patient flow, minimize duplicative tests, enable faster responses to patient inquiries, improve capture of … Read More

HMA Offers Supreme Solutions

Now that the decision is made and the health care law has been upheld, there is a lot of work to do. HMA is ready to help our clients understand the Supreme Court decision, consider the options available and develop solutions. States, long before the Affordable Care Act was enacted, were leading the way in … Read More

CHIP Enrollment: June 2011 Data Snapshot

This report provides the latest data on Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment and policy trends nationally and across the states through June 2011, based on survey responses and data provided by CHIP directors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report finds that in June 2011, the number of children enrolled … Read More

Medicaid Enrollment: June 2011 Data Snapshot

This snapshot finds that between June 2010 and June 2011, while enrollment continued to grow as an additional 2.2 million people enrolled in Medicaid programs nationally, enrollment growth in the program slowed as the economy started to improve. Enrollment growth over this period was 4.4 percent, down significantly each of the two prior annual periods. … Read More

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