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The Fund identifies and shares policy ideas and analysis on topics important to state health policymakers, particularly on issues related to state leadership, primary care, aging, and health care costs.
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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.
December 2019 Ann W. St. Claire, Adam Kintopf, Doug Blanke, David Willoughby,
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
December 2019 Lisa Dulsky Watkins,
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
October 2019 Jennifer Lee,
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
October 2019 Evan Saulino,
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
September 2019 Michelle Alletto, Marie Ganim,
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
August 2019 John Auerbach, Terry Fulmer,
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
July 2019 Amy Clary,
In exchange for billions of dollars each year in tax exemptions, nonprofit hospitals are required to invest in the health of their communities.… More
July 2019 Erin C. Fuse Brown,
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
June 2019 Governor John Kitzhaber, Bruce Goldberg,
As the cost of health care continues to rise faster than state revenue, states’ Medicaid commitments undermine their ability to invest in education… More
May 2019 Rachel Block,
New research published by the RAND Corporation earlier this month compares hospital prices paid by private health plans with Medicare prices in 25 states. These new data shed light on hospital prices and point to some actions that states could take to help manage costs. More
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