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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    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.
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    The Ripple Effect: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families

    March 7, 2019 | Suzanne C. Brundage, Carol Levine

    Opioid addiction is well recognized as a national crisis, but its impact on children and adolescents whose parents are addicted has received little attention. This report, published by the United Hospital Fund (UHF), with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, makes clear that the magnitude of the epidemic’s impact is much greater than realized.
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    Hospital Mergers and Public Accountability: Tennessee and Virginia Employ a Certificate of Public Advantage

    September 26, 2018 | Erin C. Fuse Brown

    How are states responding to the growing trend of hospital system mergers? Some states have responded by issuing certificates of public advantage (COPAs), a legal mechanism through which they can approve mergers that reduce or eliminate competition in return for commitments to make public benefit investments and control health care cost growth. In effect, a COPA creates a state-monitored monopoly—or a public utility model of health care delivery. This report describes the experience of Tennessee and Virginia.
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    Bundling, Benchmarking, and Beyond: Paying for Value in Home- and Community-Based Services

    July 11, 2018 | Andrea D. Bennett, Pam Curtis, and Curtis S. Harrod

    As the US population ages, the demand for long-term care options has grown. Special focus has been on Medicaid programs, which pay for most long-term…
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    Views from the Heartland: Prospects for Bipartisanship in Health Reform

    April 26, 2018 | David K. Jones

    Last year’s “repeal and replace” fight in Congress underscored how deep—and deeply confusing—disagreements over health care policy can be. Author David K. Jones traveled to Colorado and Kansas to find out what Republican and Democrat legislators were concerned about now when it comes to health reform. What does the bipartisan conversation look like in these states?
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    State Population Health Strategies that Make a Difference

    October 12, 2017 | David K. Jones, PhD, and Christopher J. Louis, PhD

    We know that state health policy can play an important role in improving population health. But where have there been objective improvements in the health of residents? How were those improvements achieved and what are the lessons?
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    Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues

    August 23, 2017 | the Center for Connected Health Policy

    Many state health policy leaders are interested in telehealth as a way of expanding patient access to care, especially in rural areas. This report looks at ways to expand and clarify telehealth reimbursement policies, especially as they relate to private payers.
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    Standardizing the Measurement of Commercial Health Plan Primary Care Spending

    July 25, 2017 | Michael H. Bailit, Mark W. Friedberg, and Margaret L. Houy

    Primary care is often acknowledged as the foundation of any high-performing health care delivery system. But how much of our health dollars go to supporting it?
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    State Policy Capacity and Leadership for Health Reform

    April 10, 2017 | Pierre-Gerlier Forest, W. David Helms

    What does it take in terms of staff, leadership, and resources to plan and implement new policies? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have been the largest complex piece of social policy legislation passed by Congress since Medicaid and Medicare—and it won’t be the last. This report examines state health policy capacity and leadership—and is especially important given the continuing debate about changes to the ACA and improving health care delivery in the United States.
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    Letter to the New Administration

    December 15, 2016

    The Reforming States Group, one of the nation’s only bipartisan groups of state health policy leaders, has endorsed a Letter to the New Administration.