Briefs & Reports

On the Verge: The Transformation of Long-Term Services and Supports

Many states are on the verge of transforming the financing and delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS). This report presents the findings from a state survey conducted in fall 2011 with state aging and disability agencies and Medicaid agencies about their LTSS  programs for older people and adults with physical disabilities.  

HMA welcomes Gary Young as a Senior Consultant

Gary Young comes to HMA from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission where he has served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Medicaid and CHIP division. Gary was responsible for the design, planning, and management of the $6 billion competitive procurement for the Medicaid managed care expansion, and participated on the team responsible … Read More

HMA welcomes Sarah Jagger as a Senior Consultant

Sarah Jagger comes to HMA from the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) where she has served most recently as the Director of Policy. In this role, Sarah was accountable for all program policy development, relationship and contract management, internal and external communications, and for overseeing federal and state compliance activities for the … Read More

HMA welcomes Joan Henneberry as a Principal

Joan Henneberry comes to HMA after serving as the Planning Director for the Health Insurance Exchange during 2011, where she developed the strategic plan for the establishment of the Exchange in Colorado. Prior to that assignment, Joan served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and led the … Read More

HMA welcomes Greg Buchert as a Principal

Greg Buchert is a well-known and highly regarded health care executive in Southern California, and comes to HMA from CalOptima, where he has served for the last six years as the plan’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). CalOptima is a large, public, managed care program in Orange County, California, serving over 400,000 Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP … Read More

HMA welcomes Amy Shin as a Principal

Amy Shin comes to HMA from On Lok Senior Health Services, a staff model provider group and dually capitated (Medicare and Medicaid) health plan, where she has served as the Chief Administrative Officer for over eight years. In her role as Chief Administrative Officer, Amy was responsible for the health plan section of the organization, … Read More

HMA welcomes Gina Eckart as a Principal

Gina Eckart comes to HMA from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction where she served as the Director. In that position, she was responsible for policy and funding of the public mental health and addiction system of care across the state, including six state psychiatric hospitals and over 2,200 employees. Gina is located … Read More

Medicaid Enrollment: December 2010 Data Snapshot

This snapshot of Medicaid enrollment as of December 2010 finds that between December 2009 and December 2010, an additional 2.8 million people enrolled in Medicaid programs nationally, pushing Medicaid enrollment up to 51.5 million. Enrollment growth over this period was 5.7 percent, down from a peak of 8.8 percent from the prior year.