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

    State Action to Oversee Consolidation of Health Care Providers

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

    This brief, the second in a series on health care consolidation, examines the variation in state merger review practices across the country and identify the key elements of a comprehensive state merger review framework.  More

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The Impact of Federal Value-Based Primary Care Programs on Participating Oregon Practices: A Snapshot

    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

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    Building State Capacity to Address Behavioral Health Needs Through Crisis Services and Early Intervention

    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

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    Telebehavioral Health: An Effective Alternative to In-Person Care

    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