About Us

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Health Management Associates – HMA – was founded in 1985 by Jay Rosen and a handful of other like-minded, experienced public officials.

They believed in the value and importance of publicly financed health care programs in America and envisioned an increasingly demanding role for states in this arena.

They saw the need. They shared an understanding of – and a commitment to – Medicaid and other programs designed to serve vulnerable, low income and uninsured individuals.

They saw opportunities to reform the system and to make public dollars work harder and go farther.

They saw others like themselves – smart, committed, experienced health care professionals – leaving government and the private sector with still much to contribute and accomplish.

Realizing the potential and hoping to make a lasting impact, HMA took shape. And today, the legacy continues with each new colleague and each new client.

“We hire the best-of-the-best to keep doing what they do best — publicly financed health care.”
HMA is an independent, national research and consulting firm with 15 offices nationwide. We are more than 130 consultants strong and still growing. We hire the best-of-the-best to keep doing what they do best – publicly financed health care.

Our colleagues are former senior officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), state Medicaid directors, mental health commissioners, state budget officers, Cabinet-level health secretaries, and policy advisors to governors and other elected officials. Others are former CEO, COO, CFO and other hospital, health system and state-based health insurance exchange leaders. And rounding out our team are physicians and other clinicians who have run health centers and integrated systems of care – most who are still practicing medicine every week.

Our colleagues are among the most experienced, most knowledgeable and most innovative in the industry. We are out-of-the-box thinkers. We have worked our way up through the ranks to the most senior levels of the public and private health care industry. This unique perspective translates into an intimate understanding of how publicly financed health care works – and doesn’t.

We understand the challenges and constraints our clients face. We stay ahead of policy trends and changes, new initiatives, and business opportunities to keep our clients informed. We have the relationships which give us national reach. We live and work in the states where our careers unfolded, so we also have a uniquely local touch.

HMA is a flat organization, where client projects are staffed by high-level, in-house, multidisciplinary teams. We are not siloed by title, geography or subject matter, so our clients easily connect with the leading experts on most any topic on any given day. We are positioned to tackle the most complex client project or respond with a thoughtful answer to a quick question.

We are unwavering in our commitment to bring creative, yet practical solutions to our clients. We provide our best information, best analysis, best counsel and best possible results every time.

Learn more about us – Our Expertise, Our Services, Our Team and Our Clients.

Simply put, no one knows publicly financed health care like we do.