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October 2020 Brittany Lazur, Lily Sobolik, Valerie King,
In recent years, many states have seen an increase in the prevalence of behavioral health diagnoses and challenges in treatment access. At the same time, the health care delivery system has increasingly relied on telehealth. Given the importance of behavioral health care and the desire of state policymakers to improve outcomes, leaders should consider the effectiveness of various behavioral health treatments delivered via synchronous telehealth. More
June 2020 Sarah Klein, Martha Hostetter,
When Maryland launched its advanced primary care program in 2019 to improve population health outcomes and reduce unnecessary hospital use, no one anticipated it would prove as useful as it has in helping practices adapt to COVID-19. More
June 2020 Erica Brown,
Incorporating eConsults into programs like Medicaid and government employee health benefit programs could potentially make a difference in a very important, very expensive area: specialty care. More
June 2020 Aasta Thielke, Valerie King,
A new Milbank Memorial Fund report from the Center for Evidence-based Policy reviews the evidence on the effectiveness and safety of the use of eConsults by primary care clinicians and clinicians from multiple specialties. More
May 2020 Kody H. Kinsley,
How North Carolina is maintaining community behavioral health services, safeguarding state health care facilities, and more in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More
April 2020 Deven McGraw,
Ensuring the flow of health information is critical to meeting the challenges of COVID-19 by for example, facilitating telehealth and reporting of data related to the pandemic. More
April 2020 Christopher F. Koller, President, Anthony Shih,
The COVID-19 pandemic poses grave threats to our country’s fragile primary care system. In a new blog post co-published with the United Hospital Fund (UHF), Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher F. Koller and UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, point out that commercial insurers in many places can do more to protect primary care’s viability. More
April 2020 Rachel Block,
Telehealth can help bolster the front lines of primary care and mental health delivery in these challenging times. However, there is only a patchwork of policies in place that determine whether and how telehealth services will be covered by insurance. More
As the state’s largest health care purchaser, the Washington State Health Authority has set the pace in shifting to telehealth to enable primary care and behavioral health care providers to reach vulnerable residents. More
March 2020 Christopher F. Koller, President,
As the country’s health care sector mobilizes to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher Koller says the health insurance industry must not sit on the sidelines. More
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