Health Management Associates (HMA) is a leading independent national research and consulting firm in the healthcare industry. Founded in 1985, today we are more than 200 consultants strong and still growing. We help clients stay ahead of the curve in publicly funded healthcare by providing technical assistance, resources, decision support and expertise.
Our team comes from all sides of the publicly funded healthcare arena. We have an intimate understanding of the challenges and constraints our clients face, and we work across disciplines and geography to put that knowledge to work for every client.
For well over a decade, HMA has been leading the design, development, restructuring and implementation of integrated healthcare delivery systems with a concentration on vulnerable populations and the providers who care for them. On a daily basis HMA experts are working side by side with our clients, training clinicians and clinician leaders to think differently. From that experience, we have assembled our most important lessons learned into a series of CME modules that apply broadly to many clinical settings, but especially within the safety-net environment.
Meet our Instructors
Dr. Margaret Kirkegaard is a board certified family physician with extensive experience in the development of the patient-centered medical home model in the safety-net. Prior to joining HMA, she served as the medical director of a statewide Medicaid medical home program that achieved high provider approval and client satisfaction ratings and contributed to millions of dollars in savings. Read more
Marc Avery, MD, is a national leader in the development of person-centered, integrated psychiatric care for high needs and safety-net patients. From 2012 to 2018, Dr. Avery developed and directed the Psychiatric Consultation and Telepsychiatry (PCAT) Program at the University of Washington, with a focus on several innovative technology-based psychiatric services including integrated care and telepsychiatry. Read more
Karen Brodsky has over 30 years of experience in healthcare policy and management. Before joining HMA, Karen served as chief of managed care contracting for the State of New Jersey’s Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services. There she had contractual, policy, regulatory, and operational oversight of a $5 billion Medicaid managed care contract serving over 1.2 million enrollees. Read more
Stephanie Denning has a unique blend of health care policy, administration, operations, and marketing experience. She has worked for public, non-profit and private health insurers and public health systems. Stephanie is a principal within HMA’s Community Strategies group, which HMA established to address social issues like food access, exposure to violence and discrimination, lack of housing, transportation and employment, and income disparity. Read more
Karen Hill is a doctoral-prepared, board-certified advanced practice registered nurse with a specialty in environmental and occupational health and clinical training in adult, adolescent and young adult health. She has extensive expertise in implementing care management systems in multiple healthcare organizations with special focus on integration of social determinants of health and community engagement of underserved populations. Read more
Dr. Jeanene Smith joined HMA in 2015 following 15 years of experience developing major health policy initiatives in Oregon as the chief medical officer for the Oregon Health Authority. Since joining HMA, she has focused on both state health policy and clinical delivery system reform leading organizations in preparing for value-based payments. Read more
Dr. Jeffrey Ring is a clinical health psychologist who knows culturally responsive integrated healthcare from the inside out. He is an executive leadership coach, and assists leaders and teams in productive functioning toward effectiveness and competitive advantage. Dr. Ring is a champion for healthcare practitioner vitality, and he is skilled in supporting teams in mindful reflection on creative approaches to self-care and wellness enhancement. Read more
Barry Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, family therapist and family medicine educator who has long specialized clinicially and educationally in family-engaged care and enhanced family caregiver assessment and support. In addition to writing a monthly column on family caregiving for the AARP website, he has also published two books on the subject. Read more
Nancy Jaeckels Kamp
An innovator who excels at change management, Nancy Jaeckels Kamp knows how to help clients navigate today’s challenges to ensure future success. Nancy has more than 25 years of experience in direct patient care, healthcare administration, and quality and safety improvement. Throughout her career she has led the way in the design, funding and implementation of programs to improve the delivery of healthcare. Read more
A pioneer in the accountable care organization movement, Dr. Arthur Jones has 27 years of “boots-on-the-ground” experience as the founding physician and CEO of Lawndale Christian Health Center — a large urban community health center on Chicago’s west side. While at HMA, Dr. Jones has worked with numerous providers and payers to develop payment strategies that work to transform healthcare and bring value to the delivery system. Read more
Working at the intersection of analytics, technology, and operations, Flint Michels understands both the strategic and operational dynamics that can impact the efficiency and effectiveness of health management programs. Flint has worked with payers, providers, and care management entities to develop, implement, and effectively use information and analytics to ensure high-quality, coordinated care. Read more
Maddy Shea has a passion for health equity and the federal, state and local cross-sectoral expertise to guide community health improvement measurement and action. Maddy is a principal within HMA’s Community Strategies group, which HMA established to address social issues like food access, exposure to violence and discrimination, lack of housing, transportation and employment, and income disparity. Read more
Anne Winter is a Medicaid strategist specializing in shaping Medicaid policy, healthcare financing, and managed care contracting – including capitation rate setting and value-based payment. Prior to joining HMA, Anne served as senior director of Medicaid for CVS Caremark where she focused on ensuring Caremark’s ongoing regulatory compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and policies. Read more