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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  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Advancing the Development of a Framework to Capture Non–Fee-For-Service Health Care Spending for Primary Care

    July 2020 Katherine Grace Carman Rachel O. Reid Cheryl L. Damberg

    In this report, RAND reviews how leading states and payers are collecting alternative payment model data on primary care and makes recommendations to standardize the information gathering and reporting process.  More

  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Investing in Primary Care: A State-Level Analysis

    July 2019 Yalda Jabbarpour Ann Greiner Anuradha Jetty Megan Coffman Charles Jose Stephen Petterson Karen Pivaral Robert Phillips Andrew Bazemore Alyssa Neumann Kane

    In 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

  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States

    March 2019 Stephanie Anthony Arielle Traub Sarah Lewis Cindy Mann Alexandra Kruse Michelle Herman Soper Stephen A. Somers

    As the population ages, one of the greatest challenges facing state officials is how to organize and pay for long-term services and supports (LTSS) for low-income elderly and disabled adults—the most complex, expensive, and fastest-growing group covered by Medicaid. To help address this challenge, a toolkit for state leaders published in 2017 has been updated. It describes a menu of promising strategies and best practices for states to advance person-centered, cost-effective LTSS options through their Medicaid programs.  More

  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Advanced Primary Care: A Key Contributor to Successful ACOs

    August 2018

    Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs) were often considered to be competing models for reforming health care delivery. Not now. It’s increasingly apparent that one helps the other. That’s the main finding from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative 2018 evidence report, the first study of its kind to look at how the role of advanced primary care, such as the PCMH, may contribute to the success or failure of ACOs.   More

  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Creating An Age-Friendly Public Health System: Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Steps

    March 2018 Amanda J. Lehnig Anne De Biasi

    This report summarizes an October 2017 meeting held by Trust for America’s Health, with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, during which national, state, and local public health officials came together with aging experts, service providers and others to discuss how public health could contribute to an age-friendly society and improve the health and well-being of older Americans. The convening resulted in a Framework for an Age-Friendly Public Health System, which is described in the report.   More

  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States

    December 2017 Stephanie Anthony Arielle Traub Sarah Lewis Cindy Mann Alexandra Kruse Michelle Herman Soper Stephen A. Somers

    Low-income adults who need and use long-term services and supports are among the most complex, expensive, and fast-growing populations covered by Medicaid. One of the greatest challenges state officials face is how to organize and pay for these services. This toolkit, written by Manatt Health and the Center for Health Care Strategies with support from the SCAN Foundation and the Milbank Memorial Fund, addresses these challenges.   More

  • Milbank-Supported Report

    The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Publishes New Evidence Report

    July 2017 Yalda Jabbarpour Emilia DeMarchis Andrew Bazemore Paul Grundy

    The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative has released a new evidence report, “The Impact of Primary Care Practice Transformation on Cost, Quality, and Utilization,” that links the patient-centered medical home and other forms of advanced primary care with improved outcomes in many studies. The report, published with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund for the fourth time, highlights findings from 45 newly released peer-reviewed reports and additional government and state evaluations.  More

  • Milbank-Supported Report

    Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care: Considerations and Opportunities for Policymakers, Planners, and Providers

    March 2017 Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler Rachel L. Hulkower Jennifer W. Kaminski

    Much research on behavioral health integration (BHI) has focused on adults. But children are affected by mental disorders too. BHI can also help children. This report is intended for anyone interested in improving the welfare of children in the health care system.   More

  • Milbank-Supported Report

    The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Releases 5th Annual Evidence Report

    February 2016 Marci Nielson, PhD, MPH Lisabeth Buelt, MPH Kavita Patel, MD, MS Len M. Nichols, PhD, MS, MA

    The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) has released a new evidence report that looks at the effectiveness of the patient-centered…  More

  • Milbank-Supported Report

    State Actions to Promote and Restrain Commercial Accountable Care Organizations

    October 2015 Ann Hollingshead Jaime King Brent D. Fulton Joshua Rushakoff Richard M. Scheffler

    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), originally developed as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are growing—and serve both public and private…  More