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May 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
The Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs advances state-led efforts to make health care more affordable for residents,… More
April 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
This two-part virtual meeting on state cost growth target programs convened states participating in the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs to reflect on Phase I of the program and discuss Phase II, which will shift the emphasis from establishing cost growth target programs to reporting and policy action. More
February 2023 Mary Louise Gilburg,
Health care cost growth targets, benchmarks for per capita total health care spending, are gaining national attention as one of many tools that can address high health care spending in the US. More
The Milbank Memorial Fund has received a new grant from the Peterson Center on Healthcare to drive innovative healthcare affordability research at the state level, building on existing work through the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs. More
January 2023 January Angeles,
More and more states are building the infrastructure needed to gain transparency into statewide health care spending through cost growth target programs. Now, a new playbook explains how all states can move toward sustainable health care cost growth. More
January 2023 Keanan Lane, Rachel Block,
To help any state move toward evidence-based solutions, the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs has developed a cost growth target playbook. More
Join a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 19, 2023, at 2 p.m. ET, about a forthcoming Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs playbook for implementing a health care cost growth target. More
November 2022 Mary Louise Gilburg,
Concerns about the affordability of health care have been increasing over time and will be exacerbated in the short run by high rates of inflation… More
See the The Massachusetts Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark and Accountability Mechanisms landing page to review all related… More
Supported by the Peterson Center on Healthcare and Gates Ventures, this study (1) examined the influence of the benchmark and the HPC’s accountability mechanisms on the motivation and actions by state agencies, payers, and providers to control health care cost growth, and (2) identified lessons and considerations about the design and use of accountability tools for other states implementing similar initiatives. More
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