Upcoming Webinars

    • February 20, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Who would have guessed that there would be an increase in the number of Medicaid expansion states during the Trump administration? In fact, five states have agreed to expand Medicaid since 2016, bringing to 37 the total number of states expanding under the Affordable Care Act. Several of the remaining holdouts are considering expansion as well. The continued interest has been driven by several factors, and the remaining states are rethinking expansion because the Trump administration has afforded leeway to shape expansion programs through work requirements and other variations and innovations. During this webinar, HMA experts will provide an overview of the Medicaid expansion market and take a close look at which of the remaining states are most likely to pursue expansion and why. HMA will also address some of the important program variations states are most likely to consider when shaping
    • February 13, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT– This is the first webinar in a series about addressing the opioid crisis in America. No one questions the terrible impact opioid abuse has had on America – a grim tally measured in overdoses, dependency, broken families, and soaring health care costs. Less understood is how we got here, and the best way forward. Even as the federal government prepares to invest billions of dollars in battling opioids, important questions remain concerning the most effective way of organizing a complete eco-system of care to tackle this problem. During this webinar, nationally recognized addiction expert and HMA Principal Corey Waller, MD, will discuss how the historical structure of the nation’s approach to addiction treatment hampers progress on opioid addition. Dr. Waller will also identify pathways at the state, provider, and health plan level for fostering an effective opioid treatment eco-system.
    • February 11, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT–The just-released 2020 Advance Notice Part II represents a net positive for Medicare Advantage plans, including another year of favorable Medicare rates and solid prospects for the growth and performance of the program. During this webinar, HMA Managing Principal and former CMS Deputy Administrator for Medicare Jonathan (Jon) Blum will be joined by HMA Managing Principal Mary Hsieh to provide an overview and analysis of the proposal’s key aspects, including the level of rate increase, growing emphasis on opioids, and efforts to further integrate duals. Speakers will also address what these changes mean for Medicare Advantage plans’ existing strategies and opportunities.
    • January 8, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Managed care plans face significant strategic and operational questions when it comes to serving individuals enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. That’s because existing managed care models and state and federal policies are evolving in ways that will dramatically impact the roles and responsibilities of participating plans. What’s more, no single model has emerged as preeminent – whether it involves variations on the Capitated Financial Alignment Demonstrations (aka dual demonstrations), Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), Fully Integrated Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (FIDE SNPs), or even provider-led initiatives. During this webinar, HMA experts will provide an overview of the complex landscape for integrated Medicare-Medicaid managed care and assess what state and federal changes mean for health plans. Speakers will also provide insights into how health plans can best develop the expertise needed to effectively serve this population and successfully compete no matter which models emerge.
    • October 30, 2018, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Health Homes have been implemented in at least 22 states under the federal Medicaid Health Home state plan option, and initial results illustrate the potential for meaningful improvements in the quality and cost of care associated with serving individuals with chronic physical, mental, or behavioral conditions. During this webinar, HMA experts will discuss some of the key lessons learned in these early Health Home initiatives, with a special emphasis on the experience in New York and the District of Columbia. The webinar will also provide practical solutions for the successful development, implementation, and refinement of Health Home care models.
    • Thursday, June 7, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Medicaid managed care plans, health systems, and states are teaming up with community-based organizations and housing authorities to consider a wide variety of supportive housing initiatives. Research indicates that doing so not only improves health outcomes for individuals experiencing homelessness, mental health, and/or substance use disorders, but also reduces utilization of emergency room services, inpatient bed days, and community justice involvement. During this webinar, leading Medicaid and supportive housing consultants from HMA will outline nationally recognized evidence-based practice supportive housing models used to bend the healthcare cost curve, citing specific programs and outcomes.