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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.
A list of our 10 most-read publications of the year points to several pressing issues facing policymakers, including developing strategies for… More
The Milbank Memorial Fund is seeking a new program officer. The program officer is primarily responsible for facilitating the Fund’s Reforming States Group and leading its Emerging Leaders Program. The program officer will also identify and develop projects that advance the mission and success of the Fund, working with colleagues to coordinate and execute these Fund-sponsored activities. More
In November, the District of Columbia’s (DC) Medicaid program became the first to receive approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a demonstration that will address gaps in Medicaid’s coverage of behavioral health services by reimbursing institutions for mental diseases (IMDs) for treatment of adults with serious mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance. DC’s waiver will also cover IMD services for substance use disorder. More
Louisiana and Washington State have led the charge in expanding access to affordable hepatitis C treatment, particularly for vulnerable populations. This article highlights three lessons other states can learn from these innovative agreements. More
A new report copublished by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at four options states have for accessing federal Medicaid funds for enrollees receiving certain inpatient services provided by “institutions for mental disease” or IMDs, to help them meet the demand for mental health treatment. More
Many state policymakers yearn for some time away from their frenetic schedules to focus on professional development, but few such opportunities exist. Enter the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), which welcomed its fourth class of participants with an opening meeting in Baltimore last month. More
Ann-marie Boxall is no stranger to the push and pull of health care negotiations between national and state governments. As the assistant secretary… More
In a new “Milbank Quarterly” guest opinion, Delaware’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kara Odom Walker says that any solution that lowers health care costs and improves quality will require a foundation of enhanced primary care. More
In 2018, nearly five years after the launch of a federal demonstration program designed to coordinate care for people who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, the participation rate was low and varied widely by state. To discover the secrets to successful enrollment in states like Ohio, Mathematica conducted a study of how state program design, concurrent state programs and policies, health plan markets, and other factors affected enrollment over time in all 10 participating states. More
To explore what employers and regulators can do about rapidly rising health provider prices and debate the most effective policies, “Los Angeles Times” journalist Noam N. Levey sat down with Dr. Robert Galvin, CEO of Equity Healthcare and an operating partner at Blackstone, and Robert Murray, the former executive director of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. More
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