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HMA YEARLY ROUNDUP

There was no shortage of changes in 2018.
Changes in philosophies. Changes in policies. Changes in priorities. What didn’t change was our unwavering commitment to our clients and improving publicly funded healthcare. In 2018, we expanded our reach, added some of the best minds in the business to our talented team, and broadened our offerings to help clients keep up with the changing times and get ahead of the changes yet to come. We look forward to tackling new challenges and making the most of new opportunities – together – in 2019.
2018

New East and West Coast Offices Open

As HMA continues to expand its capabilities and expertise, the firm opened two additional offices this year. The Los Angeles office opened in April, becoming the fourth in California and HMA’s sixth office along the West Coast. Pennsylvania gained a second office with the Philadelphia location opening in October.

A Unique Accreditation Model for Health Plans

Our team of accreditation experts works side by side with clients, helping them create a Survey Ready Model tailored to their organizational needs. A strategic and proactive approach, this model helps health plans identify steps they can take on a daily basis to ensure quality is the responsibility of more than just one department — and that the organization is survey ready every day.

Our Work

Our Work

IEHP and HMA Partner on
Health Homes Program

HMA is supporting the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) to implement the California Health Homes Program. IEHP is a Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan that serves over 1.2 million residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The IEHP Health Homes Program is built on the lessons learned from IEHP’s Behavioral Health Integration Complex Care Initiative (BHICCI) and will provide integrated complex care for Health Homes eligible members. HMA has helped IEHP develop the clinical model, develop and deploy a new population health management tool, and is providing training and practice coaching for more than 50 care teams across the region. IEHP’s BHICCI was a three-year investment by the plan to transform its healthcare delivery system by providing team-based, integrated care for its most complex members in pursuit of the quadruple aim.

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Expanding MAT in California
County Criminal Justice Settings

HMA and the California Department of Health Care Services partnered to develop a learning collaborative which provides technical assistance, training, and resources to counties that have committed to expanding access to at least two forms of medication assisted treatments (MAT) to treat opioid addiction in the county jails and drug courts. The Expanding MAT in County Criminal Justice Settings project includes a website developed with resources for the public and a password-protected portal for county teams to access project information. Currently, 23 county teams are involved in the program with plans to nearly double in 2019.

Learn more

Tribal Systems of Care Grant Evaluation

HMA has extensive experience working with Native American Tribal Organizations. Our experts currently are engaged in a multi-year effort to serve as the independent evaluator of Montana’s Tribal Systems of Care grant issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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Exploring the Behavioral Health IPA

HMA is working with clients from coast to coast to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities by redesigning organizational structures, forging new partnerships and streamlining operational functions – all through the lens of providing quality care. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, organizations are increasingly turning to the behavioral health Independent Practice Association (IPA).

Learn More

KFF Medicaid Director Survey

A team of HMA colleagues, including Kathleen Gifford, Eileen Ellis, Barbara Coulter Edwards, and Aimee Lashbrook worked alongside The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and to conduct the 18th annual Medicaid Director survey in partnership with the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

Results of the 50-State Medicaid Director Survey: States Focus on Quality and Outcomes Amid Waiver Changes were released in October.

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HMA, HMACS Assess Colorado
Jail Based Behavioral Health Services

The JBBS program provides resources for county jails to address the needs of individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. HMA and HMA Community Strategies colleagues, along with the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health and Correctional Treatment Board, partnered to evaluate program implementation as well as the outcomes and impact of the services provided. The JBBS program began in 24 county jails has grown to 46 counties across the state.

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Report Provides In-Depth
Review of Children’s Health

The annual Conditions of Children in Orange County study is a comprehensive look at the health, economic well-being, educational achievement, and home and community safety of children in Orange County, CA. In collaboration with the Orange County Children’s Partnership, HMA Community Strategies developed, compiled, and prepared the assessment and resulting report to provide an overview of the present and emerging needs of children and their families. The report includes data on 27 primary indicators and is a critical tool for the county and its agencies as they plan services and work to better understand unmet needs of children in the community.

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Delivery System Transformation

HMA worked with an array of clients across the country on a number of delivery system transformation projects in 2018. In Louisiana, HMA experts helped the State of Louisiana and Louisiana State University enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with a private nonprofit corporation.

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Some of the brightest minds in publicly funded healthcare. Working for you.

Our Work

IEHP and HMA Partner on Health Homes Program

HMA is supporting the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) to implement the California Health Homes Program. IEHP is a Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan that serves over 1.2 million residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The IEHP Health Homes Program is built on the lessons learned from IEHP’s Behavioral Health Integration Complex Care Initiative (BHICCI) and will provide integrated complex care for Health Homes eligible members. HMA has helped IEHP develop the clinical model, develop and deploy a new population health management tool, and is providing training and practice coaching for more than 50 care teams across the region. IEHP’s BHICCI was a three-year investment by the plan to transform its healthcare delivery system by providing team-based, integrated care for its most complex members in pursuit of the quadruple aim.

Learn More

Expanding MAT in California County Criminal Justice Settings

HMA and the California Department of Health Care Services partnered to develop a learning collaborative which provides technical assistance, training, and resources to counties that have committed to expanding access to at least two forms of medication assisted treatments (MAT) to treat opioid addiction in the county jails and drug courts. The Expanding MAT in County Criminal Justice Settings project includes a website developed with resources for the public and a password-protected portal for county teams to access project information. Currently, 23 county teams are involved in the program with plans to nearly double in 2019.

Learn more

Tribal Systems of Care Grant Evaluation

HMA has extensive experience working with Native American Tribal Organizations. Our experts currently are engaged in a multi-year effort to serve as the independent evaluator of Montana’s Tribal Systems of Care grant issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Learn more

Exploring the Behavioral Health IPA

HMA is working with clients from coast to coast to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities by redesigning organizational structures, forging new partnerships and streamlining operational functions – all through the lens of providing quality care. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, organizations are increasingly turning to the behavioral health Independent Practice Association (IPA).

Learn More

KFF Medicaid Director Survey

A team of HMA colleagues, including Kathleen Gifford, Eileen Ellis, Barbara Coulter Edwards, and Aimee Lashbrook worked alongside The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and to conduct the 18th annual Medicaid Director survey in partnership with the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

Results of the 50-State Medicaid Director Survey: States Focus on Quality and Outcomes Amid Waiver Changes were released in October.

Learn More

HMA, HMACS Assess Colorado Jail Based Behavioral Health Services

The JBBS program provides resources for county jails to address the needs of individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. HMA and HMA Community Strategies colleagues, along with the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health and Correctional Treatment Board, partnered to evaluate program implementation as well as the outcomes and impact of the services provided. The JBBS program began in 24 county jails has grown to 46 counties across the state.

Learn more

Report Provides In-Depth Review of Children’s Health

The annual Conditions of Children in Orange County study is a comprehensive look at the health, economic well-being, educational achievement, and home and community safety of children in Orange County, CA. In collaboration with the Orange County Children’s Partnership, HMA Community Strategies developed, compiled, and prepared the assessment and resulting report to provide an overview of the present and emerging needs of children and their families. The report includes data on 27 primary indicators and is a critical tool for the county and its agencies as they plan services and work to better understand unmet needs of children in the community.

Learn More

Delivery System Transformation

HMA worked with an array of clients across the country on a number of delivery system transformation projects in 2018. In Louisiana, HMA experts helped the State of Louisiana and Louisiana State University enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with a private nonprofit corporation.

Learn More

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The Rapidly Changing World of Medicaid

Opportunities and Pitfalls for Payers, Providers and States

More than 450 industry leaders convened in Chicago for HMA’s third annual conference on trends in publicly sponsored healthcare. With an eye on opportunities amid the shifting Medicaid landscape, representatives of payers, providers, and states heard from 46 speakers, took part in a dozen sessions, and networked with fellow attendees. Close to 70 people participated in HMA’s inaugural pre-conference workshop Medicaid 101: A Primer on the Medicaid Landscape.

HMA Launches Population Health
CME Series

In the era of value-based care, clinicians need to navigate an array of new territories, including the management of entire populations. For years, HMA experts have worked side by side with our clients daily, training clinicians and clinician leaders to think differently. From that experience, we have assembled our most important lessons learned to offer the 12-module series, Population Health In The Safety Net.

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Clients

States with Projects

New Offices

New Colleagues

We’re ready to help you make 2019 the most successful year yet.