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.
We focus on a number of topic areas identified by state health policy leaders as important to population health.
The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design.
Keep up with news and updates from the Milbank Memorial Fund. Get the latest from thought leaders, including Christopher F. Koller, president of the Fund.
We publish The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to population health.
News and Updates
February 28, 2018
Total Costs of Care
How much of our health care dollars actually go toward supporting primary care, which is consistently acknowledged to be key to improving population health? Some states are working toward an answer.
“At the Fund, we are working to increase policy focus on primary care spending,” said Rachel Block, Fund program officer. “It’s a good measure of how oriented a health system is to primary care, prevention, and population health. It’s also a good measure of whether we’re moving in the right direction in terms of payment reform. We need primary care spending measures to determine if the various alternate payment mechanisms being implemented are, in fact, providing more support for primary care.”
Here are five ways in which efforts to measure primary care spending are taking shape:
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that works to improve the health of populations by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best available evidence and experience.
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