Briefs & Reports

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).

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

Many states are on the verge of transforming the financing and delivery of LTSS. In this webinar, HMA consultant, Jenna Walls joins Martha Roherty, Executive Director of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities and Wendy Fox-Grage, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute to present their findings from … Read More

A Mid-Year State Medicaid Budget Update for FY 2012 and A Look Forward to FY 2013

For this mid-year update on state Medicaid budgets for FY 2012 and 2013, HMA conducted structured discussions with leading Medicaid directors and emailed survey questions to all 50 states and DC to build on findings from the most recent Kaiser Family Foundation/HMA comprehensive 50-state Medicaid budget survey.

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