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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
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
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
This primer examines the financial and policy levers available to states to encourage MCOs to provide care in home- and community-based settings. More
January 2021 Diane Marriott, Jerome Finkel,
Since the advent of the patient-centered medical home and team-based care concepts, health reformers have sought to unearth the specific interventions and techniques in primary care settings that are most likely to improve patient outcomes and value. More
November 2020 Rachel Block,
The 988 designation is a federal designation of the need for easier access to behavioral health crisis services and part of a trend for strengthening the continuum of behavioral health care to include a wide array of community-based services, as well as inpatient services through public and private hospitals. More
A slideshow with highlights from a Milbank Quarterly review examining 16 of Medicare’s payment programs for hospital-initiated episodes. More
September 2020 Robert M. Hayes,
Patient engagement in the governance of health care organizations is important to the competent delivery of high-quality health care. More
July 2020 Lisa Dulsky Watkins,
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
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