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Welcome to the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation

The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America's health care system.

The Foundation conducts research, policy analysis and educational activities on a range of health care issues. It fosters dialogue between the private health care industry and government to find workable solutions to health system problems.

The Foundation gives awards each year for excellence in health care research and journalism. It also serves as a clearinghouse for information on health care issues.

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February 2015

Children's Asthma Management: Partnering to Improve Clinical Training

Uncontrolled pediatric asthma accounts for over 600,000 emergency room visits in the U.S. each year and is responsible for the highest total costs...

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October 2014

Meeting the Demand for Primary Care: Nurse Practitioners Answer the Call
Population aging and recent coverage expansions have fueled concerns about physician shortages in primary care, leading several influential groups to recommend that...

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October 2014

Valuing Physician Work in Medicare: Time for a Change
The Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC)—a small panel of medical professionals whose recommendations have considerable influence over Medicare...

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September 2014

Preventing Early Childhood Obesity in North Carolina
More than 8 percent of two- to five-year-olds are obese, and another 23 percent are overweight and at substantial risk of becoming obese by the eighth grade...

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May 2014

What to Expect for 2015 ACA Premiums: An Actuary Opens the Black Box
As health plans begin to file preliminary rates for their 2015 exchange offerings, discussion is already heating up about where premiums are headed next year...

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March 2014

Born Too Early: Improving Maternal and Child Health by Reducing Early Elective Deliveries
Despite the potential consequences for babies, up to 10 percent of pregnant women opt to deliver through C-section or induction prior to 39 weeks gestation without medical...

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