Briefs & Reports


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

Duals in Medicaid HMOs

There were 53,736 Medicaid beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare (duals) enrolled in Medicaid HMOs to receive their Medicaid benefits in May 2015, a decrease of 2,848 since April. This reduction may in part be due to implementation of Michigan’s dual eligibles pilot program. Some individuals have transitioned to enrollment in one of the state’s Integrated Care Organizations … Read More

Healthy Michigan Plan

Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) enrollment remains high, far exceeding original expectations. HMP enrollees are required to report any changes in their economic or health care coverage circumstance as those changes occur. They are also subject to an annual redetermination of eligibility; those that entered the program in April and May 2014 were recently subject to … Read More

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Activity

As of May 1, 2015, there were 1,645,820 Medicaid beneficiaries, including Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) beneficiaries, enrolled in 13 Medicaid Health Plans (HMOs); this is an increase of 36,308 since April. The enrollment total reflects an increase of 17,421 HMP enrollees since April and an increase of 18,887 non-HMP Medicaid enrollees. As the enrollment reports (pdf) … Read More

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 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