Briefs & Reports

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

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