Briefs & Reports

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

HMA’s Meyer Publishes ‘Investing In Public Health: A Life-Cycle Approach’

Better health at lower cost. A new book by health economist Jack Meyer, “Investing in Public Health: A Life-Cycle Approach,” proposes sound investments to achieve these twin goals. Dr. Meyer, a health economist who has authored several prior books and about 100 reports and articles on health reform, is a Managing Principal in the Washington, … Read More

HMA Expands Consulting Reach

Health Management Associates (HMA) is pleased to announce the creation of a new operating division, HMA Community Strategies (HMACS). The new division is based in HMA’s Denver office. HMA Managing Principal Joan Henneberry is the managing director. HMACS is designed to complement and enhance HMA’s consulting services, with a focus on supporting the efforts of … Read More

CHIP Enrollment Snapshot: December 2013

On June 3, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured released its “CHIP Enrollment Snapshot: December 2013” issue brief. Authored by HMA’s Vern Smith and Kaiser’s Laura Snyder and Robin Rudowitz, the report shows nearly 5.8 million children were enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in December 2013. That represents a 3.1 … Read More

Medicaid Enrollment Snapshot: December 2013

On June 3, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured released its “Medicaid Enrollment Snapshot: December 2013” issue brief. Authored by Kaiser’s Laura Snyder and Robin Rudowitz and HMA’s Eileen Ellis and Dennis Roberts, the report indicates that as of December 2013, nearly 55.4 million people were enrolled in Medicaid. That’s an increase of … Read More

Kaiser Releases Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Snapshot Reports

On June 3, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured released its “Medicaid Enrollment Snapshot: December 2013” issue brief. Authored by Kaiser’s Laura Snyder and Robin Rudowitz and HMA’s Eileen Ellis and Dennis Roberts, the report indicates that as of December 2013, nearly 55.4 million people were enrolled in Medicaid. That’s an increase of … Read More

HMA Client Selected for Health Care Innovation Award

The CMS Innovation Center announced the first group of prospective recipients for the Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two on May 22, 2014. Health Management Associates (HMA) congratulates our client, the Clifford Beers Clinic, for being selected as one of the 12 awardees. Clifford Beers Clinic, a 100-year old mental health organization based in New … Read More

Medicaid Policies

The Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH) has issued eight final and six proposed policies that merit mention. The policies are available for review on DCH’s website. MSA 14-15 advises Hospitals that, contingent upon federal approval of a State Plan Amendment, DCH will increase the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Innovations Grant to include $2.8 million … Read More

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Activity

As of May 1, 2014, there were 1,363,273 Medicaid beneficiaries, including Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) beneficiaries, enrolled in 13 Medicaid Health Plans (HMOs); this is an increase of 91,532 since March. This increase includes 57,915 HMP enrollees and 33,617 non-HMP Medicaid enrollees. (Note that enrollment information is not available for April 2014.) The number of … Read More