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The Fund publishes The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to health policy leaders.
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
The opioid epidemic kills tens of thousands of Americans annually, yet decision makers report that they’ve struggled to make sense of an… More
Fitzhugh Mullan, who died in November, will be mourned by many admirers of his brilliance and warmth, his capacity for friendship, and his achievements as a primary care physician, author, editor, advocate, teacher, and manager. More
In 1998 the five largest cigarette manufacturers settled lawsuits with U.S. states for billions of dollars to be paid in perpetuity. Over the last 20… More
Applications are now open to primary care practices and payers that want to participate in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s latest and most ambitious multipayer primary care transformation initiative, Primary Care First (PCF). Milbank Memorial Fund Program Officer Lisa Dulsky Watkins outlines the risks, responsibilities, and rewards for practices and payers, including Medicaid, that choose to participate in the five-year program. More
New research published in “The Milbank Quarterly” that finds Medicaid block grants could lead community health centers lose over $7 billion by 2024 should give pause to supporters of block grants, says former director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services Jennifer Lee, MD, in a Milbank blog post. More
Evan Saulino, MD, has implemented quality improvement efforts on the frontline and contributed to policy development at the state and national level. In a new Milbank blog post, Saulino assesses the progress made over the last 20 years, and some of the communication and other gaps that continue to exist between health care payers and providers. More
Rhode Island improved on more health system performance indicators tracked over time than any other state in the latest Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance. In a new post copublished today by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Commonwealth Fund, Milbank Memorial Fund Program Officer Michelle Alletto and Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Marie Ganim examine how Rhode Island made such strides. More
John Auerbach, president and CEO of Trust for America’s Health, and Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation on their “Framework for Creating Age-Friendly Public Health Systems,” which describes five key roles for public health departments across the country. More
In exchange for billions of dollars each year in tax exemptions, nonprofit hospitals are required to invest in the health of their communities.… More
In a new Milbank blog post, Erin C. Fuse Brown, associate professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, reports that the research presented at the workshop gave a mixed picture of COPA’s impact on price and quality. The experiences of states highlighted the importance and difficulty of sustaining COPA supervision over the long-term. Nevertheless, COPAs may be an appropriate policy tool in some circumstances, such in rural or semi-rural areas with little competition. More
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