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  • Improving health outcomes for our nation’s children requires coordinated care that promotes recommended health services, prevents unnecessary hospitalizations and bridges across the multiple systems serving children and families.

  • Washington, DC – November 11, 2014 - The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has awarded four new grants totaling approximately $270,000 to support investigator-initiated health services research.

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation gives $1M to construct a neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment center. The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council call attention to the surprisingly poor health profile of young adults.

  • Population aging and recent coverage expansions have fueled concerns about physician shortages in primary care, leading several influential groups to recommend that nurse practitioners take on a larger role.

  • Most children’s health system experience is limited to the pediatrician’s office, but those with chronic or complex medical needs often deal with care that is fragmented, duplicative and crisis-driven. This leads to stress on families and wasteful utilization.

  • 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.

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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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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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