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June 2021 Jennifer Sayles, MD, MPH, Deepti Kanneganti, Michael Bailit,
States with health care cost growth targets (or benchmarks) need to perform analyses on data collected from payers and providers to identify factors driving health care spending levels and health care spending growth. This report presents an analytic framework for analyses that monitor impact of the target, as well as a series of 11 recommended standard reports. More
June 2021 Michael Bailit,
Profiles of cost growth target work in the states participating in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs. More
May 2021 Coleen Elstermeyer, David Seltz,
In April, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) voted to maintain the state’s health care cost growth benchmark at 3.1% for calendar year… More
May 2021 Michael Bailit,
Rhode Island recently reported the state’s first year performance against its 3.2% health care cost growth target, which was established in 2018 to… More
April 2021 Christine Haran, Debbie Chase,
This toolkit aims to support the development of a communications plan that effectively shares the value of and progress within a… More
March 2021 Christopher F. Koller, President,
When the cost-shifting game stops, and people get serious about the toll of underlying health care costs — on household and state budgets, economic competitiveness, and foregone investments in other public services — the focus turns to measurement to understand health care costs in particular markets, cost changes, and what is driving them. More
The Milbank Memorial Fund announced today that Connecticut, Oregon, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington have been selected to participate in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs. More
March 2021 Rachel Block, Keanan Lane,
Today we are pleased to announce that Connecticut, Oregon, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington have been selected for participation in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs. More
February 2021 Megan Burns, Michael Bailit,
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, national health expenditures were projected to continue growing faster than the economy. In response to this… More
January 2021 Erin Taylor, Michael Bailit, Megan Burns, Justine Zayhowski,
A new Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs case study from Bailit Health explores how Rhode Island set and implemented its cost growth target, or an expected rate of annual per capita growth of total health care spending. More
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