Margaret Darling is an MPP candidate and a James E. Jernberg Fellow at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Previously, she was a senior research assistant in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution and had served as the chief evaluation and advocacy officer at Nueva Vida, a community-based organization that provides mental health and support services to Latinas diagnosed with cancer. She holds a BA in political science and Spanish from Luther College.
Recent Posts by Margaret Darling
A Billion Here, A Billion There: Selectively Disclosing Actual Generic Drug Prices Would Save Real Money
Selectively disclosing de-identified information on generic ingredient costs would enable health plans to negotiate reduced reimbursements to retail pharmacies for generic drugs.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation recently announced an initiative called Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). The program has some very promising components, but also misses some compelling opportunities to further advance payment for primary care services.
Broadband access is not usually highlighted in policy prescriptions for improving outcomes and lowering costs of health care. But it is a prerequisite for a range of technologies that can provide more cost-effective and higher-quality care, such as video consultation, remote patient monitoring,...
Editor's note: This post is also authored by Kate Samuels, a project manager at Brookings. It is informed by a case study, the fourth in a series made possible through the Merkin Initiative on Physician Payment Reform and Clinical Leadership, a special project to develop clinician leadership...