Briefs & Reports

Michigan Medicaid Managed Care Results Announced

  In previous editions of The Michigan Update (most recently in August) we have reported on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to re-procure its Medicaid managed care contracts. The RFP was released in early May with bidder responses due in early August. This procurement … Read More

HMA Principals Designated NCQA PCMH Certified Content Experts

HMA Principals Lori Weiselberg and Lynn Dierker recently achieved the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert™ (PCMH CCE™) status. NCQA  is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Its certified content experts are required to complete two NCQA educational seminars, pass a comprehensive exam and … Read More

HMA’s Edwards Co-authors Health Affairs MLTSS Policy Brief

HMA Principal Barbara Edwards is co-author of the Health Affairs health policy brief “Rebalancing Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports.” The brief examines Medicaid’s support of more flexible community-based long-term services and supports, including what’s at issue, the current debate and what’s next.

Total Cost of Care Regional Initiative Phase 1 Evaluation Complete

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Health Management Associates (HMA) recently conducted a qualitative evaluation of Phase 1 of the RWJF Total Cost of Care and Resource Use (TCOC) pilot. The TCOC framework, developed by HealthPartners and endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), is an analytical tool that measures cost and … Read More

HMA, AristaMD Announce Strategic Partnership with Referral Intelligence Platform

Health Management Associates (HMA) and AristaMD have announced they will combine the consulting and content expertise of HMA with a technology solution designed by AristaMD. The partnership will offer healthcare providers a new way to facilitate specialty consults and referrals at significantly decreased costs.

HMA Celebrates 30 Years by Giving Back to the Healthcare Community with 30 Free Webinars

Over the past 30 years, Health Management Associates (HMA) has focused its work on the policy, programs, financing, evaluation and needs of Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP and other programs designed to serve vulnerable, low-income populations and uninsured individuals. We have been honored and humbled by our experience working alongside hundreds of policymakers, thought-leaders, state officials, providers … Read More

Webinar Alert: 21st Century LTSS – A Roadmap

21st Century LTSS: A Roadmap to Improved Outcomes, Lower Costs and Better Lives for Individuals with Complex Healthcare Needs Date: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 Time: 1 to 2 p.m. EDT It’s time to take Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) to the next level. There is an urgent need for health plans, accountable care organizations, and … Read More

Webinar Provides Guide to Integrate Behavioral Health into Primary Care Setting

Sustainable Evidence-based Integration: A Step-by-Step Guide to Integrating Behavioral Health into the Primary Care Setting Date: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 Time: 1 to 2 p.m. EDT There is a clear and growing body of evidence that supports the integration of behavioral health into the primary care setting. Numerous trials show that integration delivers upon the … Read More