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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.
November 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. More
October 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. More
August 2019 Brittany Lazur, Andrea Bennett, Valerie King,
The rate of telehealth use, in which patients receive a virtual health care visit in the home or other nonclinical setting, has outpaced the… More
July 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,
n a first-of-its-kind study, the 2019 Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Evidence Report examines states’ primary care spending patterns, including spending across payer types, and considers the implications of these results for select patient outcomes. More
June 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. More
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June 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… More
May 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… More
May 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. More
April 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. More
April 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. More
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