Briefs & Reports

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.

Governing Article Draws on HMA Expertise

Chris Kardish tapped the expertise of HMA Managing Principal Joan Henneberry for his article, “States Making Long-Term Contraception More Accessible. The Governing article examines how and why states are making Long-Acting Reversible Contraception more accessible to patients and doctors.

HMA Correctional Health Expertise Tapped for Stateline Article

HMA Managing Principal Donna Strugar-Fritsch is a featured expert in Christine Vestal’s story, “Too Sick for Prison Health Care.” The Stateline article, which has appeared in Governing and Kaiser Health News, takes a look at providing health care to an aging prison population and what that means for states. A nationally recognized correctional health care … Read More

Medicaid Health Homes: A Profile of Newer Programs

HMA Managing Principal Mike Nardone and Julia Paradise authored the recently released issue brief, “Medicaid Health Homes: A Profile of Newer Programs” for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a new state option in the Medicaid program to implement “health homes” for individuals with chronic conditions, … Read More

KCMU Issue Brief Profiles Newer Programs in Medicaid Health Homes

HMA Managing Principal Mike Nardone and Julia Paradise authored the recently released issue brief, “Medicaid Health Homes: A Profile of Newer Programs” for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a new state option in the Medicaid program to implement “health homes” for individuals with chronic conditions, … Read More

HMA’s Work with Weiss Pediatric Care Featured in Tampa Bay Medical News

HMA is a leading partner and project manager in a joint Florida-Illinois Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant which has been working to transform pediatric practices into medical homes through the Florida Pediatric Medical Home Demonstration Project. Building off of the success of an initial medical home transformation collaborative in Florida, … Read More

Care Coordination for California’s Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: Building Blocks from other States

California has a long history of caring for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).  For the more than one million CYSHCN in California, care coordination can be critical for linking them and their families to needed medical, developmental, behavioral, educational, and social services, and for providing logistical assistance and emotional support. Coordination … Read More

Care Coordination for California’s Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: Building Blocks from other States

For the more than one million children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) in California, care coordination can be critical for linking them and their families to needed medical, developmental, behavioral, educational, and social services, and for providing logistical assistance and emotional support. A review of care coordination programs around the country revealed … Read More