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The Fund publishes The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to health policy leaders.
The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
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.
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
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
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
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
January 2021 Erin Taylor, Michael Bailit, Megan Burns, Justine Zayhowski,
A new Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs case study from Bailit Health explores how Rhode Island set and implemented its cost growth target, or an expected rate of annual per capita growth of total health care spending. More
January 2021 Allyson Evans, Valerie King,
This primer examines the financial and policy levers available to states to encourage MCOs to provide care in home- and community-based settings. More
December 2020 Patrick M. Tigue,
State Medicaid agencies (SMAs) face an ever-evolving landscape characterized by increasing demands. To fulfill their traditional role as a… More
December 2020 Diana Bianco, Chris DeMars, Lisa Miller, Emilie Sites,
This brief finds that 62 Oregon primary care practices that participated in Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC Classic) and continued with the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) showed positive trends on most quality measures, as well as emergency department utilization and avoidable emergency department utilization across all payer types. More
November 2020 Stuart Yael Gordon,
Many states are focused on building a coordinated continuum of behavioral health care that includes a wide array of community-based services as well as inpatient services through public and private hospitals. More
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
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