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Primary care is the foundation of the US health care system. Yet more and more people report not having a regular place for care. In the second… More
June 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
In this Q&A, Kushal T. Kadakia of the Harvard Medical School discusses his contribution to the issue, “The Next Generation of Payment Reforms for Population Health – An Actionable Agenda for 2035 Informed by Past Gains and Ongoing Lessons,” co-authored by Anaeze C. Offodile II of the Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy. More
April 2022 Malya Levin, Joy Solomon, Esther M. Friedman, Jirka Taylor, Alessa Erawan,
The elder shelter model, pioneered by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale and now replicated in more than a dozen communities nationwide, addresses a critical gap in services for older adults experiencing abuse. More
September 2021 Elena Nicolella, Christopher F. Koller,
England States Consortium Systems Organization’s Elena Nicolella and the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Christopher F. Koller say that CMS leadership will need to consider the health information technology support and tools that state Medicaid agencies will need to be full partners in these efforts. More
May 2021 Christopher F. Koller,
Like one of those impressive but forlorn polar bears pacing back and forth on a shrinking ice floe, much of primary care practice seems trapped in a fee-for-service payment system that’s bobbing in the ever-expanding sea of our health care economy. More
A health system based on high-quality primary care leads to better health outcomes and better health equity. No other part of the health system can… More
March 2021 Susan Kennedy, Logan Sheets,
Most state Medicaid OUD care delivery innovations can be categorized into
two main areas: 1) health homes and 2) warm handoffs and care transitions. This brief
provides an overview of these approaches and offers recent examples from state Medicaid
March 2021 Olenga Anabui, Tamala Carter, Matthew Phillippi, Dominique G. Ruggieri, Shreya Kangovi,
Scaling up the role of community health workers (CHWs), which is essential for the future of U.S. public health, economic recovery, and social justice, requires significant workforce development to address the lack of a CHW career pipeline and high rates of turnover. Yet, little evidence exists to guide this work. More
February 2021 Hannah L. Crook, James Zheng, William K. Bleser, Rebecca G. Whitaker, Jasmine Masand, Robert S. Saunders,
This issue brief summarizes the current landscape of payment reform initiatives addressing SDoH, drawing on results from a systematic review of peer-reviewed and gray literature supplemented with scans of state health policies and proposed payment reform models. More
January 2021 Allyson Evans, Valerie King,
This primer examines the financial and policy levers available to states to encourage MCOs to provide care in home- and community-based settings. More
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