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Aug 14, 2019
Abstract The rate of telehealth use, in which patients receive a virtual health care visit, in the home or other nonclinical setting has outpaced the release of research about this model of care. As a result, state agencies are developing new policies for home-based telehealth services with little evidence to guide them. This brief identifies key findings for state officials considering such … Read more
Jul 19, 2019
Read more about the process for developing standard measure for primary care investment in a August 6, 2019 Health Affairs blog by Hoangmai Pham, MD, MPH, vice president of provider alignment solutions for Anthem, and Ann Greiner, president and CEO of PCPCC and in a July 27, 2019 Lancet editorial. Top Findings Relative to its international counterparts, the United States underinvests in primary … Read more
Jun 19, 2019
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. Read more
Jun 3, 2019
Rising health care costs are a pressing concern for governments, payers, employers, and patients. States have a vested interest in improving health care and controlling health care expenditures as payers (for Medicaid), purchasers (for state employees), regulators, and sponsors or funders of key infrastructure like health information exchanges or medical education. But is state government an … Read more
May 28, 2019
Many health care challenges are exacerbated in rural areas, such as limited access to services, provider shortages, and the prevalence of avoidable deaths from chronic disease and substance use disorders. These trends are significant enough to affect overall health status measures for the nation, while deeply affecting these communities. This issue brief summarizes information presented at … Read more
May 8, 2019
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. Read more
Apr 17, 2019
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. Read more
Apr 15, 2019
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. Read more
Mar 20, 2019
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. Read more
Mar 7, 2019
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. Read more
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