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November 2022 Christopher F. Koller,
A recent report from the Primary Care Collaborative documenting the steady decline in people in the United States reporting a usual source of care is real cause for concern, says Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller in a new View from Here. Abundant research has shown the benefits of usual source of care, and now public policy needs to support it, so that everyone has access to a familiar place of care “where everybody knows your name.” More
November 2022 Robert L. Phillips Jr., Christopher F. Koller, Alice Hm Chen,
A call for congressional support to establish an Office of Primary Care at the federal level to coordinate existing primary care services and provide oversight to initiatives focused on workforce training, behavioral health integration, clinical comprehensiveness, and payment. More
October 2022 Samuel Han,
Last June, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health requested input from the public — including providers, payers, purchasers, advocates researchers, and others — about the federal government’s role in strengthening primary health care. More
May 2022 Rachel Block,
Evidence suggests strong primary care is foundational to health system transformation. It can help people lead long, healthy lives and improve health… More
Despite evidence that primary care improves the health of populations and reduces health inequities, primary care in the United States is in a… More
Milbank Memorial Fund is partnering with Blue Shield of California on a three-part event series on how payer, provider, and government participants can work together to develop population-based payment models that strengthen primary care. More
April 2021 Erin Taylor, Michael Bailit, Deepti Kanneganti,
Even as the use of alternative payment models — such as prospective per-patient case rates or performance incentive payments — grows, there is little uniformity in how primary care spending, particularly non-fee-for-service spending, is tracked and defined. More
January 2021 Alessa Erawan,
A recent report commissioned by the New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO), with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund, found that spending on primary care in six New England States varies widely from 4.9% to 8%, representing an average of 5.5% of overall health care spending. More
The Delaware Department of Insurance Office of Value-Based Healthcare Delivery has recommended three “affordability standards,” including a… More
December 2020 Rebecca Weintraub, MD, Christopher F. Koller, Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH,
If it weren’t for the annual reminder from our primary care offices, how many of us would get our flu shots? In a new Milbank blog post, Ariadne Labs’ Rebecca Weintraub and Asaf Bitton and the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Christopher F. Koller say that these nudges — and the trust we have in our primary care clinicians — should inform how federal, state, and local governments plan for an effective distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. More
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