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  • Just 5 percent of the population accounts for 50 percent of national health spending. Behind these numbers are patients and families struggling with multiple chronic conditions, physical and mental impairments, and tremendous stress.

  • Washington, DC – October 10, 2014 – NIHCM Foundation has awarded $215,000 to eight organizations through the first cycle of its new journalism grant program announced earlier this year.

  • The Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC)—a small panel of medical professionals whose recommendations have considerable influence over Medicare payment levels for their own services—has drawn quite of bit of political and media scrutiny recently.

  • 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. These early years are a critical time to focus on the development of healthy habits.

  • The annual cost of cancer care in the U.S. is large and growing—projected to hit $184 billion by 2020. This fiscal reality has spurred interest in bundled-payment models that reward providers for maintaining or improving clinical outcomes while controlling costs.

  • Video and slides are now available from NIHCM’s September 3rd policy briefing on Capitol Hill, “The Future of Health Care in America: The ACA and Beyond.” This briefing brought together health care leaders with diverse perspectives to discuss the latest developments in ACA implementation, the dramatic market-driven transformations currently underway, and other policies and issues to watch going forward.

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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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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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