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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.

Print Journalism

20th Annual NIHCM Foundation Health Care Print Journalism Award

Winners:

General Circulation

Ellen Gabler, Mark Johnson, John Fauber, Allan James Vestal, Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Deadly Delays” (series): 11/17/13, 11/18/13, 11/19/13, 12/27/13, 12/31/13

Honorable Mention - Dave Philipps (reporter), Michael Ciaglo (photographer), Colorado Springs Gazette, “Other than Honorable” (series): 5/19/13, 5/20/13, 5/21/13, 10/7/13

Trade Publications

Joe Carlson, Modern Healthcare, “You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For,” 10/26/13

Finalists:

General Circulation

Trade Publications

Definition:

Recognizing excellence in health care reporting and writing on the financing and delivery of health care and the impact of health care policy

Categories:

  1. Health Care Article or Series from General Circulation Publications
  2. Health Care Article or Series from Trade Publications

Award and Prize:

A $10,000 prize will be presented to the winner in each category at a dinner in Washington, DC on June 2, 2014.

Selection Criteria:

  1. New insights generated by the reporting
  2. Impact on health care policy
  3. Quality of reporting
  4. Relevance to one or both of the subject areas (financing and delivery of health care and/or the impact of health care policy)

Eligibility:

  1. Articles must originally have been published during the calendar year 2013.
  2. Entries will be accepted from all staff reporters and editors, as well as freelance writers for articles that appeared in a General Circulation or Trade Publication.
  3. Online articles will be accepted if produced and disseminated originally on the web in affiliation with a General Circulation or Trade Publication.
  4. Articles should be timely and produce new insights into health care financing and delivery or health care policy.

To Enter:

Winners are selected by an independent panel of journalists:

  • Ceci Connolly, Managing Director, Health Research Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • John Iglehart, Founding Editor, Health Affairs
  • Clifton Leaf, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune
  • Alan Murray, Editor, Fortune
  • Jeff Nesmith, former Writer, Cox Newspapers
  • Fred Schulte, Senior Reporter, Center for Public Integrity

Past Winners and Finalists:

 
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