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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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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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March 2014

Missed Opportunities to Prevent Cervical Cancer: Strategies to Increase HPV Vaccination
The CDC has declared adolescent vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) one of the top five public health priorities of 2014...

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March 2014

Federal Antitrust Enforcement in Health Care
Evidence has consistently shown that hospital consolidations are associated with higher prices, but preventing...

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February 2014

Paradigm, Not Pill: The New Role of Patient-Centered Care
Patient-centered care has at its base a very powerful concept: health care decisions should be driven by the preferences, needs and values of the patient. In this...

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