Briefs & Reports

Issue Brief Outlines Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefit Flexibilities

An HMA-authored issue brief examines beneficiary access to, and plan adoption of, newly expanded Medicare Advantage (MA) supplemental benefit flexibilities and raises questions regarding the expected impacts of new supplemental benefit offerings on beneficiary satisfaction, outcomes, and total cost of care. The new flexibilities for MA plans include innovative supplemental benefits offered through expansion of … Read More

HMA Report Examines COVID-19 Toll on Pennsylvania Hospitals

A report completed by HMA colleagues estimated the potential financial impact on hospitals and health systems of the current COVID-19 pandemic in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The analysis, completed in mid-April, concluded that Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems are likely to experience losses in excess of $7 billion for the final 10 months of 2020 … Read More

HMA Experts Publish 50-State Medicaid Pharmacy Study with Kaiser Family Foundation

In conjunction with the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a team of HMA experts have published survey results and analysis examining administration of the Medicaid pharmacy benefit. HMA contributing colleagues were Kathleen Gifford, Anne Winter and Linda Wiant. Rachel Dolan, Marina Tian, and Rachel Garfield  from KFF also contributed. The report, How State Medicaid Programs are Managing Prescription Drug … Read More

Medicare-Medicaid Integration: Integrated Model Enrollment Rates Show Majority of Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligible Population Not Enrolled

Working in conjunction with Arnold Ventures, a team of HMA consultants has written an issue brief, Medicare-Medicaid Integration: Integrated Model Enrollment Rates Show Majority of Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligible Population Not Enrolled. This brief presents key findings on their examination of the availability of integrated programs in states, the growth in enrollment rates, and differences in … Read More

Framework Examines Behavioral Health Crisis Diversion Facilities

Individuals with behavioral health needs often find themselves involved with law enforcement or in hospital emergency rooms during times of crisis. Health Management Associates (HMA) has released a model framework examining a third option for care – Crisis Diversion Facilities.

HMA Experts Author LA City and County Studies

HMA Community Strategies (HMACS) experts have released a pair of evaluation reports commissioned by the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles. HMACS worked with the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) to facilitate the inaugural, interactive Los Angeles Poverty Prevention Summit and produced a report and policy recommendations. The … Read More

HMA Prepares Report Detailing Economic Implications of a Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

On January 30, 2020, the Missouri Hospital Association issued a press release outlining a report prepared by Health Management Associates. View the official press release here. The report, Medicaid Expansion in Missouri – Economic Implications for Missouri and Interviews Reflecting Arkansas, Indiana, and Ohio Experiences, was prepared by HMA MMS Managing Director Matt Powers and … Read More

HMA Analysis of Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

In November 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially proposed a comprehensive regulation on Medicaid fiscal accountability. To facilitate review of the rule, HMA staff have created an overview of key elements of the proposed regulation and summary. This document is designed to give a framework to analyze the proposal and provides … Read More