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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.

Print Journalism

Twentieth Annual NIHCM Foundation Health Care Print Journalism Award

The winners are:

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

Congratulations to the 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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