Briefs & Reports

Webinar Alert: 21st Century LTSS – A Roadmap

21st Century LTSS: A Roadmap to Improved Outcomes, Lower Costs and Better Lives for Individuals with Complex Healthcare Needs Date: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 Time: 1 to 2 p.m. EDT It’s time to take Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) to the next level. There is an urgent need for health plans, accountable care organizations, and … Read More

Webinar Provides Guide to Integrate Behavioral Health into Primary Care Setting

Sustainable Evidence-based Integration: A Step-by-Step Guide to Integrating Behavioral Health into the Primary Care Setting Date: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 Time: 1 to 2 p.m. EDT There is a clear and growing body of evidence that supports the integration of behavioral health into the primary care setting. Numerous trials show that integration delivers upon the … Read More

Four HMA Presentations to be Featured at MESC 2015

HMA staff will be featured in four presentations at the upcoming Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) Aug. 17-20 in Des Moines, Iowa. MESC is an annual meeting for state, federal and private sector professionals to exchange ideas related to Medicaid systems and heath policy affected by those systems. HMA Speaking Schedule “State Perspectives for Achieving … Read More

Webinar to Focus on Medicaid Network Adequacy

Medicaid Network Adequacy: A Proactive Approach to Ensuring and Demonstrating Compliance Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Time: 1 to 2 p.m. EDT Medicaid managed care plans need to take a proactive approach to meet network adequacy requirements and demonstrate compliance to state regulators. Often that means more than just having the right network in place. … Read More

HMA Helps Create Report About Home Interventions for Asthma Patients

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative® (GHHI®) recently released “Sustainable Funding and Business Case for GHHI Home Interventions for Asthma Patients.” HMA partnered with GHHI to create the publication which assesses ways in which effective, comprehensive home interventions can be integrated with the healthcare system payment structure. The report identifies sustainable health-related funding streams for … Read More

Webinar to Focus on MLTSS, New Proposed Medicaid Managed Care Regulations

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: Understanding the Impact of the New Medicaid Managed Care Regulations Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Time: 1 to 2 p.m. EDT Get ready for a whole new regulatory framework for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). As part of the newly proposed Medicaid managed care regulations, CMS is seeking to … Read More

HMA Helps Produce Strong Start Annual Report

HMA’s Jennifer Edwards, Sharon Silow-Carroll and Diana Rodin are part of a team that prepared the Year 1 annual report for the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns initiative. The Strong Start initiative, funded by the Affordable Care Act, was designed to improve maternal and infant outcomes for pregnancies covered by Medicaid and the Children’s … Read More

Governing Article Taps into HMA Expertise

Governing Staff Writer Chris Kardish tapped the expertise of two HMA colleagues for his article “5 of the Biggest Changes in New Medicaid Managed Care Rules.” HMA Senior Consultant Lisa Shugarman and Principal Matt Roan shared offered insights about quality ratings as well as accreditation and monitoring. The newly proposed regulations represent the first major … 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