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The Milbank Memorial Fund supports two state leadership programs for legislative and executive branch state government officials committed to improving population health.
The Fund identifies and shares policy ideas and analysis to advance state health leadership, strong primary care, healthy aging, and sustainable health care costs.
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September 2022 Christopher F. Koller,
When I worked at a Medicaid managed care plan, I used to meet with cohorts of medical students to give them a glimpse of the dark underbelly of health… More
August 2022 Christopher F. Koller,
Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for many kids in the US. The little card brings freedom — to bomb around with friends — and… More
July 2022 Rachel Block,
Addressing health care cost growth requires a systemic view of our health system and its performance. However, gaps in health care spending data and… More
On June 30, California passed a law creating an Office of Health Care Affordability responsible for collecting data, analyzing drivers of health costs, developing policies to address rising costs, and establishing and enforcing annual statewide cost growth targets. More
April 2022 Grace Flaherty, Deepti Kanneganti,
State strategies for adopting a health equity lens in the development, assessment, and reporting of cost growth targets with the aim of making the health care system both more affordable and more equitable More
This month, Rhode Island became the sixth state to join the… More
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
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