Briefs & Reports

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

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

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