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September 2021 Alessa Erawan,
A Children’s Health and Wellness Fund is an approach to collecting and administering funding from different sources that states can use to support social determinants of health (SDOH) initiatives for children and families. More
September 2021 Christopher F. Koller,
Health policy can be an imprecise practice. Nowhere is that imprecision more prevalent than in the promiscuous use of the word “system” in health-policy-speak. More
September 2021 Chad Perman, Eli Adashi, Emily Gruber, Howard Haft,
With public health agency support, advanced primary care practices may produce better COVID-19 patient outcomes, according to this study of the Maryland Primary Care Program. More
May 2021 Christopher F. Koller,
Like one of those impressive but forlorn polar bears pacing back and forth on a shrinking ice floe, much of primary care practice seems trapped in a fee-for-service payment system that’s bobbing in the ever-expanding sea of our health care economy. More
A health system based on high-quality primary care leads to better health outcomes and better health equity. No other part of the health system can… More
May 2021 Greg Howe, Anne Smithey, Rob Houston,
This brief by the Center for Health Care Strategies’ Greg Howe, Anne Smithey, and Rob Houston examines state Medicaid agencies’ decision-making around participating in federal multipayer primary care models. More
This e-book aims to put a spotlight on (1) the ways in which countries failed or succeeded in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) how primary care innovated in response to the pandemic, (3) lessons learned that might inform approaches to confronting future catastrophes, and (4) the ways in which innovation has served as a tool for driving health equity. More
April 2021 Erin Taylor, Michael Bailit, Deepti Kanneganti,
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
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