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The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design.
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We publish The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports and issues briefs on topics important to population health.
The Multi-State Collaborative is a learning network for states working on multi-payer primary care transformation
Transforming primary care to be more accessible and effective is essential to improving population health and reducing costs. But this can only occur if changes to the primary care delivery system include payment reform coordinated across all payers.
The Multi-State Collaborative (MC) is a voluntary group of leaders who are representatives of state-based, multi-payer, primary care transformation initiatives. The MC provides a forum for members to share data, participate in collaborative learning, and advocate for improved collaboration between the states and the federal government on new and ongoing initiatives. It has been supported by the Milbank Memorial Fund (MMF) since 2009.
LATEST: New Direction for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center: A Synthesis of 69 Responses
By Lisa Dulsky Watkins, Monica Ng and Greg Poorman
In September 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center (CMMI) released a request for information (RFI), eliciting ideas for and comments on future directions for CMMI, which triggered over 1000 responses. In the past, RFI responses have been shared with the public. This time, they were not. Since RFI comments are often informative, and potentially instructive for others engaged in similar work, we thought there was much to be learned about stakeholders’ concerns and priorities through an examination of their responses. Read our synthesis here.
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
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
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
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