Briefs & Reports

Webinar to Focus on Veterans – Benefits and V.A. System Access

HMA will host the free webinar, “A Healthcare Win for Veterans and States: Strategies for Enhancing Veterans’ Benefits by Facilitating Access to the V.A. System” from 1 to 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 12. A large number of veterans and their families are eligible for healthcare benefits through the V.A. and don’t even know … Read More

Implementing the ACA: Medicaid Spending & Enrollment Growth for FYs 2014-2015

This issue brief was released Oct. 14 by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) in conjunction with its 14th annual budget survey of Medicaid officials, “Medicaid in an Era of Health & Delivery System Reform: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015.” HMA Managing Principals … Read More

Annual Survey Explores Medicaid in the Reform Era

States expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act expect 18 percent enrollment growth in fiscal year 2015, with federal funds picking up most of the cost. This is just one of the findings in “Medicaid in an Era of Health & Delivery System Reform: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years … Read More

Annual Survey Explores Medicaid in the Reform Era

States expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act expect 18 percent enrollment growth in fiscal year 2015, with federal funds picking up most of the cost. This is just one of the findings in “Medicaid in an Era of Health & Delivery System Reform: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years … Read More

HMA Q & A: Maryland Tests Whether All-Payer Model Based on Total Cost of Hospital Care Can Save Money and Improve Quality

Maryland is the only state with an all-payer model for hospital services, which eliminates the cost-shifting between payers that takes place in other states. Under an updated version designed to reduce avoidable emergency room, inpatient and outpatient spending at hospital-owned facilities, hospitals have agreed to a 3.58 percent annual ceiling on per capita hospital revenue … Read More

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards HMA Research Grant

Health Management Associates (HMA) has been selected as one of only 10 institutions nationwide to be awarded a grant from the State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). These grants fund research that will provide timely insights into a variety of health reform issues, including those … Read More

Webinar to Focus on Link between Stable Housing, Medicaid

There is a growing understanding of the important role that key social determinants, such as access to stable, affordable housing, can play in the health and well-being of low income citizens, including those enrolled in Medicaid. Yet, few healthcare payers have tackled housing as part of a strategy to improve health and health outcomes given … Read More

What’s Next for Medicaid Expansion Waivers After GAO Findings on Arkansas?

In a stinging report, the Government Accountability Office found that HHS “did not ensure budget neutrality” when it approved Arkansas’s Medicaid expansion waiver – which provides premium assistance to Medicaid expansion beneficiaries so they can purchase health insurance coverage from managed care plans on the state’s exchange.  In a recent question and answer session, HMA … Read More

It’s National Health IT Week

We are proud to be a partner of CMS and its eHealth Initiative. During National Health IT Week, Sept 15-19, CMS is hosting an array of events. Learn more about eHealth and the CMS initiative here.