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April 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
This two-part virtual meeting on state cost growth target programs convened states participating in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs to reflect on Phase I of the program and discuss Phase II, which will shift the emphasis from establishing cost growth target programs to reporting and policy action. More
March 2023 Robin L. Davison, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, Jaime S. King,
State health care market oversight programs, like Oregon’s, can serve as important complements to antitrust enforcement as these programs can review transactions of various sizes, examine the cumulative effects of small transactions on markets, and evaluate transactions across a much wider array of factors beyond just antitrust implications. More
February 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
Health care cost growth targets, benchmarks for per capita total health care spending, are gaining national attention as one of many tools that can address high health care spending in the US. More
The Milbank Memorial Fund has received a new grant from the Peterson Center on Healthcare to drive innovative healthcare affordability research at the state level, building on existing work through the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs. More
January 2023 Christopher F. Koller,
My family loves our house dearly, but it has a problem: a wet basement. The first time the basement flooded was a surprise. Since it was unfinished,… More
January 2023 January Angeles,
More and more states are building the infrastructure needed to gain transparency into statewide health care spending through cost growth target programs. Now, a new playbook explains how all states can move toward sustainable health care cost growth. More
Successfully implementing a health care cost growth target involves a substantial commitment from states. It requires significant stakeholder… More
A critical part of the target program is granular analysis of the health care system’s overall performance and the factors driving costs in the… More
Once the target is set, states need to measure the change in annual per capita health care expenditures against the target. This is done using… More
Effective stakeholder engagement and communications are critical to the cost growth target’s success. The factors driving health care cost growth… More
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