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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
September 2020 Erin Taylor, Michael Bailit, Jennifer Sayles, MD, MPH,
This report analyzes earlier primary care prospective payment models and offers lessons and insights for designing a prospective payment for primary care that will facilitate the delivery of comprehensive, coordinated, and patient-centered primary care. More
August 2020 Melinda K. Abrams, Christopher F. Koller,
Future federal COVID-19 recovery and stimulus efforts—whether new funds or allocation of existing ones—should prioritize primary care practices, their workforce, and the patients they serve. More
July 2020 Katherine Grace Carman, Rachel O. Reid, Cheryl L. Damberg,
In this report, RAND reviews how leading states and payers are collecting alternative payment model data on primary care and makes recommendations to standardize the information gathering and reporting process. 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
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