Multipayer Primary Care Network News

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  • A Growing Number of States Have Policies to Increase Primary Care

    Jun 5, 2019

    A first step toward increasing primary care investment is measuring and reporting on existing primary care spending. In 2019, several states introduced legislation on this topic, and Colorado and Vermont now have new laws to advance these policies. Read more

  • Can Competing Health Plans Collaborate to Improve Primary Care?

    May 17, 2019

    For a new issue brief, Noam Levey interviewed participating payers in three distinct regional markets in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program: Colorado, Oklahoma, and Greater Philadelphia. While the challenges inherent in fostering collaboration across companies that usually compete vigorously were handled differently in each market, common themes emerged including strong payer commitment and the need for sustained federal leadership. Read more

  • CMS Expands Commitment to Multi-Payer Primary Care Transformation with Primary Care First Announcement

    Apr 30, 2019

    On April 22, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced a new set of payment models for primary care—”Primary Care First.” The models expand CMS’s commitment to multi-payer primary care transformation—extending its Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program to more markets and more primary care providers with a third payment track. Primary Care … Read more

  • New Resources Focus on Patients with Complex Care Needs

    Jan 30, 2019

    Two new resources are available for providers who work with patients with complex care needs. One is a report from the Six Foundation Collaborative, made up of The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Milbank Memorial Fund, Peterson Center on Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation. Read more

  • New Milbank-Supported Report: Advanced Primary Care: A Key Contributor to Successful ACOs

    Aug 13, 2018

    Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs) were often considered to be competing models for reforming health care delivery. Not now. It’s increasingly apparent that one helps the other. That’s the main finding from the new Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) 2018 evidence report, “Advanced Primary Care: A Key Contributor to Successful … Read more

  • Milbank Memorial Fund Collaborates with Other Foundations to Help People with Complex Care Needs

    Apr 30, 2018

    This month, the Milbank Memorial Fund joined a collaborative of five foundations working together to improve the health outcomes and daily lives of individuals with complex care needs. This group of prominent philanthropic organizations, which includes The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN … Read more

  • In-Person CPC+ Payers’ Meeting Highlights the Impact of Integration on Patient Experience

    Mar 29, 2018

    The Milbank Memorial Fund’s Multi-State Collaborative has been bringing together a diverse group of payers for the last three years. They may be in competition with one another, but they are eager for the opportunity to learn from experts and each other. The largest group of this kind to be hosted by the Fund—40 people, representing 23 public, private, regional, and national insurance … Read more

  • Fund Responds to CMS Request for Information about New Directions for the Innovation Center

    Dec 20, 2017

    Many recent health care innovation delivery and payment models have been implemented under the direction of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) housed within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS recently issued a request for information (RFI) regarding the future direction of CMMI’s activities, including potential expansion of existing programs and … Read more

  • With Focus on Evaluation, Multi-State Collaborative Hosts Annual In-Person Meeting

    Nov 29, 2017

    What is the impact of multi-payer primary care transformation programs like Medicare’s Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) on health care quality and value? That was one of the many questions addressed in late October when the Milbank Memorial Fund Multi-State Collaborative (MC) held its annual in-person meeting in Boston. Forty individuals from 16 regions or states involved in multi-payer … Read more

  • Multi-State Collaborative Hosts Meeting for Payers

    Oct 31, 2017

    It might have been difficult to imagine 10 years ago—commercial and public insurers meeting to compare notes on how to better align payments, measures, and reporting to transform primary care. Yet there they were, at the most recent meeting of the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Multi-State Collaborative (MC) all-payer meeting, held on September 19 in Washington, DC. All of the payers in … Read more

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