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June 2021 Christopher F. Koller, President,
Sue Birch has a problem. As the director of the Washington Health Care Authority, she has to find a new Medicaid director. The current director,… More
November 2020 Rachel Block,
The 988 designation is a federal designation of the need for easier access to behavioral health crisis services and part of a trend for strengthening the continuum of behavioral health care to include a wide array of community-based services, as well as inpatient services through public and private hospitals. More
November 2020 Stuart Yael Gordon,
Many states are focused on building a coordinated continuum of behavioral health care that includes a wide array of community-based services as well as inpatient services through public and private hospitals. More
October 2020 David K. Jones, Christina Pagel,
The answer to rising health care costs may well lie in initiating state-level conversations among moderates and reframing the way we talk about health care costs, rather than in overturning deeply held ideological beliefs. More
August 2020 Christopher F. Koller, President,
The first sign that Millinocket, Maine, used to be something grand is the hulking shell of a paper mill a few miles east of town. It is the last one… More
August 2020 Charles Milligan,
The pursuit of value over volume remains an epic quest in health care. Motivated to discourage overutilization of services, and by the importance of… More
August 2020 Erica Brown,
State policymakers who are committed to improving population health will no doubt be troubled by the recent decline in US life expectancy. However, they should also be optimistic about their ability to improve people’s lives through the policies they advance. More
The practice of public health bumps along in heroic obscurity—its practitioners resigned to a lack of attention and respect compared to their life-rescuing medical care siblings—until suddenly it doesn’t. More
Alabama has persistently had one of the highest infant mortality rates in the United States—one on par with those in developing nations. But in 2017, Alabama saw a nearly 20% drop in its infant mortality rate. By 2018, the infant mortality rate dropped for the second consecutive year, thanks in part to the state’s revitalized perinatal regionalization program. More
June 2020 Rachel Block,
Ten years ago, Rhode Island instituted health care “affordability standards” for commercial health insurers to encourage them to improve the affordability of their health plans, as well as enhance health care quality and consumer protections. The Rhode Island Office of Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) recently updated these standards, continuing its primary care funding requirement and adding important new provisions designed to facilitate behavioral health integration and accelerate the adoption of payment reforms. More
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