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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
A new package of Milbank Memorial Fund publications highlights Maryland’s health policy innovations, including its advanced primary care program and all-payer hospital model. More
When Maryland launched its advanced primary care program in 2019 to improve population health outcomes and reduce unnecessary hospital use, no one anticipated it would prove as useful as it has in helping practices adapt to COVID-19. More
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
Along with cost and quality, policymakers consider adding an “epidemic mitigation” standard to their evaluations of payment reform models, especially for primary care. More
Primary care practices—many of which are independent small businesses—are in grave danger at a time when the country needs them most. The… More
Telehealth can help bolster the front lines of primary care and mental health delivery in these challenging times. However, there is only a patchwork of policies in place that determine whether and how telehealth services will be covered by insurance. More
As the state’s largest health care purchaser, the Washington State Health Authority has set the pace in shifting to telehealth to enable primary care and behavioral health care providers to reach vulnerable residents. More
Many health providers and insurers are investing in nonmedical interventions even though little research has been done to show that social… More
To help states and communities develop and spread crisis programs, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has published National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis: A Best Practices Toolkit. More
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