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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  • Report

    Electronic Consultations (eConsults): A Triple Win for Patients, Clinicians, and Payers

    June 2020 Aasta Thielke Valerie King

    A new Milbank Memorial Fund report from the Center for Evidence-based Policy reviews the evidence on the effectiveness and safety of the use of eConsults by primary care clinicians and clinicians from multiple specialties.   More

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    Marrying Value-Based Payment and the Social Determinants of Health through Medicaid ACOs: Implications for Policy and Practice

    May 2020 Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler Benjamin Ahmad

    Medicaid programs are experimenting with two vital trends in health policy: value-based payment and interventions intended to address social determinants of health, such as housing and transportation. How can they best be coordinated?   More

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    State Options for Medicaid Coverage of Inpatient Behavioral Health Services

    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

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    In Support of Family Caregivers: A Snapshot of Five States

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

    March 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.   More

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    Hospital Mergers and Public Accountability: Tennessee and Virginia Employ a Certificate of Public Advantage

    September 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.   More

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    Bundling, Benchmarking, and Beyond: Paying for Value in Home- and Community-Based Services

    July 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…  More

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    Views from the Heartland: Prospects for Bipartisanship in Health Reform

    April 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?   More

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    State Population Health Strategies that Make a Difference

    October 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?  More

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    Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues

    August 2017

    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.  More