Publications

The Milbank Memorial Fund has published The Milbank Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health policy since 1923. It has commissioned and published reports since early in the last century and, beginning in the early 1990s, published a series called Milbank Reports. From 1999 to 2013, the Fund co-published with the University of California Press a series of books titled California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public. The Fund currently publishes reports, issue briefs (shorter papers), case studies, and Milbank-supported reports, reports published with partner organizations.

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  • Issue Brief

    Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities: Opportunities for Medicaid Programs

    June 2021 Aasta Thielke Pam Curtis Valerie King

    This work was funded through the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED). The MED project is a collaboration of state agencies. MED produces…  More

  • Report

    A Data Use Strategy for State Action to Address Health Care Cost Growth

    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

  • Issue Brief

    Who Can Rein in Health Care Prices? State and Federal Efforts to Address Health Care Provider Consolidation

    June 2021 Katherine L. Gudiksen Alexandra D. Montague Jaime S. King

    In the first of a series of three Milbank issue briefs, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, and Jaime S. King of The Source for Healthcare Price and Competition describe actions taken by federal and state policymakers to address the consequences of health care provider concentration through increased price transparency, improved merger review, oversight of anticompetitive conduct, and increased competition through a public option.  More

  • Issue Brief

    Putting Primary Care First: Factors Influencing State Medicaid Agency Participation in Federal Primary Care Models

    May 2021 Greg Howe Anne Smithey Rob Houston

    This brief by the Center for Health Care Strategies’ Greg Howe, Anne Smithey, and Rob Houston examines state Medicaid agencies’ decision-making around participating in federal multipayer primary care models.   More

  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Primary Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 2021

    This e-book aims to put a spotlight on (1) the ways in which countries failed or succeeded in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) how primary care innovated in response to the pandemic, (3) lessons learned that might inform approaches to confronting future catastrophes, and (4) the ways in which innovation has served as a tool for driving health equity.  More

  • Toolkit

    Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs Communications Toolkit: Engaging Stakeholders for Success

    April 2021 Christine Haran Debbie Chase

    Introduction This toolkit aims to support the development of a communications plan that effectively shares the value of and progress within a…  More

  • Report

    Measuring Non-Claims-Based Primary Care Spending

    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

  • Issue Brief

    Medicaid Delivery System Reforms to Combat the Opioid Crisis

    March 2021 Susan Kennedy Logan Sheets

    Most state Medicaid OUD care delivery innovations can be categorized into two main areas: 1) health homes and 2) warm handoffs and care transitions. This brief provides an overview of these approaches and offers recent examples from state Medicaid programs.  More

  • Issue Brief

    Developing Sustainable Community Health Worker Career Paths

    March 2021 Olenga Anabui Tamala Carter Matthew Phillippi Dominique G. Ruggieri Shreya Kangovi

    Scaling up the role of community health workers (CHWs), which is essential for the future of U.S. public health, economic recovery, and social justice, requires significant workforce development to address the lack of a CHW career pipeline and high rates of turnover. Yet, little evidence exists to guide this work.  More

  • Issue Brief

    How Are Payment Reforms Addressing Social Determinants of Health? Policy Implications and Next Steps

    February 2021 Hannah L. Crook James Zheng William K. Bleser Rebecca G. Whitaker Jasmine Masand Robert S. Saunders

    This issue brief summarizes the current landscape of payment reform initiatives addressing SDoH, drawing on results from a systematic review of peer-reviewed and gray literature supplemented with scans of state health policies and proposed payment reform models.  More