Briefs & Reports

HMA Helps Create Report About Home Interventions for Asthma Patients

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative® (GHHI®) recently released “Sustainable Funding and Business Case for GHHI Home Interventions for Asthma Patients.” HMA partnered with GHHI to create the publication which assesses ways in which effective, comprehensive home interventions can be integrated with the healthcare system payment structure. The report identifies sustainable health-related funding streams for … Read More

Webinar to Focus on MLTSS, New Proposed Medicaid Managed Care Regulations

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: Understanding the Impact of the New Medicaid Managed Care Regulations Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Time: 1 to 2 p.m. EDT Get ready for a whole new regulatory framework for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). As part of the newly proposed Medicaid managed care regulations, CMS is seeking to … Read More

HMA Helps Produce Strong Start Annual Report

HMA’s Jennifer Edwards, Sharon Silow-Carroll and Diana Rodin are part of a team that prepared the Year 1 annual report for the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns initiative. The Strong Start initiative, funded by the Affordable Care Act, was designed to improve maternal and infant outcomes for pregnancies covered by Medicaid and the Children’s … Read More

Governing Article Taps into HMA Expertise

Governing Staff Writer Chris Kardish tapped the expertise of two HMA colleagues for his article “5 of the Biggest Changes in New Medicaid Managed Care Rules.” HMA Senior Consultant Lisa Shugarman and Principal Matt Roan shared offered insights about quality ratings as well as accreditation and monitoring. The newly proposed regulations represent the first major … Read More

Medicaid Policies

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued six final and four proposed policies that merit mention. They are available for review on DCH’s website. MSA 15-06 informs Home Help Agency and Individual Providers that the change in policy announced in MSA 14-58, then delayed, will now be implemented effective June 1, 2015. … Read More

CMS Releases Sweeping Managed Care Rules

On May 26, 2015, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed managed care rule intended to update and strengthen the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) regulations last updated in 2003. “This proposed rule would modernize the Medicaid managed care regulations to reflect changes in the usage of managed … Read More

State Budget

While the Michigan Department of Human Services and Michigan Department of Community Health were combined in April into the new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, legislative action on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 budgets occurred separately for the two former departments. The House/Senate Conference Committee on the Community Health budget finished its work … Read More

Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles

In previous editions of The Michigan Update we have written about Michigan’s plan to implement an integrated delivery system of health care for adults dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (duals). The demonstration will last for three years and in four regions of the state. The entire Upper Peninsula is one region; eight counties in … Read More

MIChild

According to MAXIMUS, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) contractor for MIChild enrollment, there were 44,508 children enrolled in the MIChild program as of May 1, 2015. The May enrollment total reflects an increase of 647 from the 43,861 children enrolled as of April 1, 2015. Of the total number of children enrolled, 892 enrollees are … Read More

CSHCS Children in Medicaid HMOs

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) requires children (and a few adults) receiving services from both the Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) program and the Medicaid program to enroll in Medicaid HMOs. As of May 1, 2015, there were 17,996 joint CSHCS/Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in the Medicaid HMOs – an increase of 373 … Read More