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Nov 25, 2019
Louisiana and Washington State have led the charge in expanding access to affordable hepatitis C treatment, particularly for vulnerable populations. This article highlights three lessons other states can learn from these innovative agreements. Read more
Dec 3, 2019 | Christopher F. Koller, President
This fall in Rhode Island, a local hospital set up a series of flu immunization clinics in churches and other hubs in low-income communities. In his latest “The View From Here,” Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller says that, on the one hand, this hospital and others like it are finally understanding the impact of a person’s social characteristics, such as income, education, and housing, on their health. Read more
In the first of a new Milbank Memorial Fund series, Research Into Practice, Jennifer Lloyd et al. discuss three Milbank Quarterly articles that address whether state government is an effective agent for transforming health care systems within the United States. The brief is the first in a series that aims to make the research findings from Milbank Quarterly studies and their policy implications more accessible to policymakers and practitioners.
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December 2019 | Amanda I. Mauri, Tarlise N. Townsend, Rebecca L. Haffajee
States have implemented a number of preventive measures to address the health consequences of opioid misuse and addiction. In a new review of evaluations of these policies, the University of Michigan’s Amanda Mauri and colleagues conclude that robust prescription drug monitoring programs reduce opioid prescribing if they include features like requiring practitioners to check an electronic database before prescribing and obtaining prior authorization for high-risk opioids. Read more
December 2019 | Gerald M. Oppenheimer, Ronald Bayer
In 2017, a large randomized controlled trial expected to resolve a 40-year controversy over the impact of moderate drinking on heart disease was halted following news reports about its industry funding. In a new Perspective, Gerald M. Oppenheimer and Ronald Bayer of Columbia University trace the history of that controversy. Read more
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State Options for Medicaid Coverage of Inpatient Behavioral Health Services
November 6, 2019
Enticing Dually Eligible Beneficiaries to Enroll in Integrated Care Plans
October 9, 2019
The Evolving Policy Landscape of Telehealth Services Delivered in the Home and Other Nonclinical Settings
August 14, 2019
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