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Lisa Dulsky Watkins, MD, summarizes the key findings of a recent brief on three value-based primary care programs involving Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. More
This issue brief looks at data from three Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield value-based primary care programs, finding reduced beneficiary spending, as well as a 2:1 return on investment. More
The COVID-19 crisis is driving an all-out call for major public policy changes in nursing homes. In a new blog post copublished with The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), JAHF President Terry Fulmer and Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller go a step further, envisioning the end of the nursing home industry itself. More
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
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
Mark Japinga and Mark McClellan of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy discuss the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services's evaluation of the Maryland All-Payer Model and explore its implications. More
Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller says that the persistence of racial disparities in health outcomes, such as those seen in infant mortality and COVID death rates, can only be attributed to racism in our society. More
Medicaid programs are experimenting with two vital trends in health policy: value-based payment and interventions intended to address social determinants of health, such as housing and transportation. How can they best be coordinated? More
Fund President Christopher F. Koller suggests that we should not be in a rush to rebuild a health system that has left us vulnerable to the pandemic. More
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