Briefs & Reports

Making Affordable Care Act Coverage a Reality: A National Examination of Provider Network Monitoring Practices by States and Health Plans

This qualitative study examines the standards and practices that state agencies and health plans use to ensure access to care in the period following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Based on evidence gathered through surveys of and interviews with key informants in state agencies and plans, the study explores the standards applied … Read More

Report Examines Provider Network Monitoring Practices

HMA released findings from a qualitative study this week in the report, “Making Affordable Care Act Coverage a Reality: A National Examination of Provider Network Monitoring Practices by States and Health Plans.” The study examined the standards and practices that state agencies and health plans use to ensure access to care in the period following … Read More

A Primer on Medicaid Managed Care Capitation Rates: Understanding How MassHealth Pays MCOs

HMA Senior Consultant Ellen Breslin prepared this recently released primer for the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute. It includes: An explanation of how state Medicaid programs generally pay their managed care organizations (MCOs) The overall process for setting Medicaid managed care capitation rates; and The various tools states use to mitigate the risks that MCOs face … Read More

HMA’s Breslin Authors Primer on Medicaid Managed Care Capitation Rates

HMA Senior Consultant Ellen Breslin prepared the recently released “Primer on Medicaid Managed Care Capitation Rates: Understanding How MassHealth Pays MCOs” for the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute. It includes: An explanation of how state Medicaid programs generally pay their managed care organizations (MCOs) The overall process for setting Medicaid managed care capitation rates; and The … Read More

Medicaid Enrollment & Spending Growth: FY 2015 & 2016

This issue brief was released Oct. 15 by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) in conjunction with its 15th annual budget survey of Medicaid officials, “Medicaid Reforms to Expand Coverage, Control Costs and Improve Care: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016.” HMA … Read More

Medicaid Enrollment & Spending Growth: FY 2015 & 2016

This issue brief was released Oct. 15 by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) in conjunction with its 15th annual budget survey of Medicaid officials, “Medicaid Reforms to Expand Coverage, Control Costs and Improve Care: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016.” HMA … Read More