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Even as the use of alternative payment models — such as prospective per-patient case rates or performance incentive payments — grows, there is little uniformity in how primary care spending, particularly non-fee-for-service spending, is tracked and defined. More
April 2021 Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein,
In Nebraska, a cadre of independent clinicians, health plan administrators, with a state legislator have partnered over the last decade to strengthen the state’s primary care infrastructure. In a new article, Martha Hostetter and Sarah Klein look at the progress advanced by these leaders, who are working today with the dean of the University of Nebraska’s School of Public Health to align health plans and providers around shared population health goals. More
March 2021 Jackson Griggs,
During the COVID-19 pandemic, population-level health behavior modification has been the key to curbing viral transmission. But behavior change is… More
Scaling up the role of community health workers (CHWs), which is essential for the future of U.S. public health, economic recovery, and social justice, requires significant workforce development to address the lack of a CHW career pipeline and high rates of turnover. Yet, little evidence exists to guide this work. More
February 2021 Christopher F. Koller, President,
Journalist, physician, and relentless advocate for civil rights and social justice, H. Jack Geiger pioneered the development of the nation’s community health centers, which now serve 1 in 13 people in the country. More
February 2021 Michael Fine,
H. Jack Geiger’s ability to recognize communities as central to health, and to strengthen communities so they could nurture all of us, lives on in Central Falls, Rhode Island, and in thousands of communities across the nation and the world. More
January 2021 Alessa Erawan,
A recent report commissioned by the New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO), with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund, found that spending on primary care in six New England States varies widely from 4.9% to 8%, representing an average of 5.5% of overall health care spending. More
January 2021 Diane Marriott, Jerome Finkel,
Since the advent of the patient-centered medical home and team-based care concepts, health reformers have sought to unearth the specific interventions and techniques in primary care settings that are most likely to improve patient outcomes and value. More
In a December 28, 2020, Boston Globe Opinion Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller wrote that by investing in the nation’s primary care system, the incoming Biden administration can help control the pandemic — and improve health outcomes and reduce disparities in the process. More
The Delaware Department of Insurance Office of Value-Based Healthcare Delivery has recommended three “affordability standards,” including a… More
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