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.

  • Report

    State Options for Medicaid Coverage of Inpatient Behavioral Health Services

    November 6, 2019 | MaryBeth Musumeci, Priya Chidambaram, Kendal Orgera, Kaiser Family Foundation

    A report copublished by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at state options for accessing federal Medicaid funds for certain inpatient services provided by “institutions for mental disease” or IMDs.
  • Issue Brief

    Enticing Dually Eligible Beneficiaries to Enroll in Integrated Care Plans

    October 9, 2019 | Debra J. Lipson, Erin Weir Lakhmani

    In the “duals demo,” enrollment in integrated Medicare–Medicaid plans among eligible beneficiaries ranged from a high of 67% in Ohio to a low of 4% in New York. To discover the secrets to successful enrollment in states like Ohio, Mathematica researchers conducted a study of how state program design, concurrent state programs and policies, health plan markets, and other factors affected enrollment over time in all 10 participating states.
  • Issue Brief

    The Evolving Policy Landscape of Telehealth Services Delivered in the Home and Other Nonclinical Settings

    August 14, 2019 | Brittany Lazur, Andrea Bennett, Valerie King

    Abstract The rate of telehealth use, in which patients receive a virtual health care visit, in the home or other nonclinical setting, has outpaced…
  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Investing in Primary Care: A State-Level Analysis

    July 19, 2019 | Yalda Jabbarpour, MD, Ann Greiner, MCP, Anuradha Jetty, MPH, Megan Coffman, MS,, Charles Jose, MD, Stephen Petterson, PhD, Karen Pivaral, Robert Phillips, MD, MSPH, Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH, Alyssa Neumann Kane

    Read more about the process for developing standard measure for primary care investment in a August 6, 2019 Health Affairs blog by Hoangmai Pham, MD,…
  • Report

    In Support of Family Caregivers: A Snapshot of Five States

    June 19, 2019 | Jennifer Aufill, Julia Burgdorf, Jennifer Wolff

    In a new report cosponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Milbank Memorial Fund, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers highlight five states—Washington, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, and Tennessee— that have advanced policies and programs in support of family caregivers.
  • Research Into Practice

    States Tackling Health Care System Transformation with Federal Support

    June 3, 2019 | Jennifer Lloyd, Stephanie Kissam, Allison Pompey

    Rising health care costs are a pressing concern for governments, payers, employers, and patients. States have a vested interest in improving health…
  • Issue Brief

    Supporting Rural Health: Practical Solutions for State Policymakers

    May 28, 2019 | Emily Whelan Parento

    Many health care challenges are exacerbated in rural areas, such as limited access to services, provider shortages, and the prevalence of avoidable…
  • Issue Brief

    Primary Care Transformation: Can Competitors Collaborate?

    May 8, 2019 | Noam N. Levey

    This issue brief attempts to assess how participating payers in Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative feel about the program and its progress by exploring the perspective of payers in three distinct regional markets in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program: Colorado, Oklahoma, and Greater Philadelphia.
  • Case Studies

    How Community Health Centers Are Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

    April 17, 2019 | Robert M. Hayes, Joseph Squitieri, DO

    Last month, the Milbank Memorial Fund and the United Hospital Fund released a report, The Ripple Effect: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families, which made clear that the magnitude of the epidemic’s impact is much greater than realized. This case study, a companion to the report, explores how community health centers are addressing the opioid epidemic.
  • Issue Brief

    Investing in Medicaid Management: What Governors Need to Do

    April 15, 2019 | John Kitzhaber, MD, Bruce Goldberg, MD

    In this issue brief, John Kitzhaber, MD, former governor of Oregon, and Bruce Goldberg, MD, former director of the Oregon Office for Health Policy and Research, outline why strong Medicaid management matters. Speaking directly to governors, the authors spell out why greater state investment in Medicaid administration is critical to attracting and retaining the talent needed to ensure that the program is flexible and innovative, fiscally responsible, and stable.