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  • Palliative care is one of the fastest growing areas in health care, with three times as many hospitals providing palliative services today as did just 15 years ago.

  • Annual spending for cancer treatment in the U.S. is set to reach $184 billion by 2020. The large and growing bill has raised concerns that fee-for-service payments for oncology are promoting over-treatment and use of more expensive drugs irrespective of patient benefit. 

  • This health policy briefing on Capitol Hill will bring together top health care leaders with diverse business and policy expertise to share their unique perspectives as key players in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, market leaders driving change, and policy experts with alternative ideas for the future of health care.

  • Drug abuse during pregnancy is a growing problem, evidenced by the three-fold increase in newborns diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) between 2000 and 2009. Infants with NAS can suffer violent withdrawal symptoms that result in traumatic and costly NICU stays.

  • NIHCM Foundation seeks a highly motivated individual to join our team as a research and policy analyst. The research and policy analyst would support the Foundation’s work to foster public-private collaboration to improve the U.S. health system.

  • With the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse and related increase in heroin dependence, the health system is facing an alarming rise in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS afflicts newborns exposed to drugs, most commonly opioids, while in utero.

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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 indication...

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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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October 2013

Reference Pricing: Stimulating Cost-Conscious Purchasing and Countering Provider Market Power
The dramatic price variations for common procedures like knee surgeries and colonoscopies have been well documented, as has the fact that these variations...

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