Briefs & Reports

Webinar Breaks Down Armstrong Ruling and What It Means

HMA Information Services (HMAIS) will present the free webinar, “Implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center: A Real-world Analysis” at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 30. The U.S. Supreme Court last month limited the ability of healthcare providers to file lawsuits against state Medicaid programs over the adequacy of … Read More

Ring’s Blog Post Addresses Culturally Responsive Care

HMA Principal Dr. Jeffrey Ring’s guest blog, “Culturally Responsive Care: Why and How” is currently featured on the website www.equityofcare.org. Equity of Care is the national collaborative effort of the America’s Essential Hospitals, American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and Catholic Health Association of the United States. … Read More

HMA Adds to IT Advisory Services Expertise

HMA is pleased to announce recent additions to our IT Advisory Services team: Stephen DePooter (Chicago) is the former CIO of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). During his tenure at HFS, Stephen led the development and implementation of a unique Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) partnership between the states of Illinois … Read More

State and Community Considerations for Demonstrating the Cost Effectiveness of AOT Services

Using the data points tracked by seven jurisdictions which have implemented court-mandated assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) for individuals with serious mental illness, HMA (under a consulting contract with the Treatment Advocacy Center) developed guidance for policymakers and other public officials to project the net costs of proposed new AOT programs or to assess the cost … Read More

Webinar to Focus on Culturally Responsive Health Care, CLAS Standards

HMA Information Services (HMAIS) will present the webinar, “Do the Right Thing: Culturally Responsive Health Care and the Federally Mandated CLAS Standards” at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, March 12. The time for culturally responsive health care is now. Not only is it the right thing to do, but key elements are mandated by the federal … Read More

HMA Community Strategies Launches Blog

HMA Community Strategies (HMACS) has launched a blog, where HMACS team members will write about topics relevant to ongoing and past projects related to creating healthy, equitable and sustainable communities. Monthly blog posts will provide thoughtful analysis of an issue or strategy that HMACS is exploring. Some posts will dive deeper into recent events and … Read More

The 2017 State Innovation Waivers Are Coming. Here’s What You Need to Know.

It’s not too soon to think about the 2017 State Innovation Waivers. These Section 1332 waivers are designed to give states additional flexibility in how they implement key elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In this HMA Q&A, Health Management Associates Principal Tony Rodgers outlines how states can utilize 1332 waivers – ranging from … Read More

All the Medicaid Data You Need – Introducing HMA Information Services

Health Management Associates (HMA) is pleased to announce the launch of HMA Information Services, a web-based service designed to be a one-stop shop for Medicaid data and information. A comprehensive website, https://hmais.healthmanagement.com offers two components. The first component visitors encounter contains free information and insights, such as webinars, HMA Q&As, the HMA Weekly Roundup and … Read More

Webinar Explores Planning Integrated Care for Underserved Populations

Shoulder to Shoulder: A Guide to Planning Integrated Care for Underserved Populations Date: Wednesday, January 28 Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m. EST Just in time for those planning to apply for SAMHSA’s $1.6 million Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) opportunity, our integration experts will discuss key factors for successfully planning, coordinating, and delivering … Read More

HMA Q&A: Pennsylvania’s Spin on Medicaid Expansion Stresses Managed Care, Cost Sharing

The Healthy Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion waiver can be summed up as follows: Expansion? Yes. Managed care? Yes. On Exchanges? No. Traditional Medicaid benefit changes? Yes. More specifically, the compromises that made Healthy PA and its Private Coverage Option possible involve cost sharing, rewards for healthy behaviors and a benefit package intended to mirror commercial health … Read More