News & Events

  • NIHCM Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2015-2016 funding cycle of our health care journalism grant program. The program seeks timely health care journalism projects that inform efforts to improve the health of Americans, and that examine emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access.

  • The Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released an important review of the way the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) and CMS value physician services for Medicare. The report finds significant flaws in the data and processes used, echoing a recent Expert Voices essay by RUC researcher Miriam Laugesen.

  • NIHCM Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2015-2016 funding cycle of our investigator-initiated research grant program. We are making a total of up to $250,000 available to be divided among four to five studies in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy.

  • Upcoming Webinar on the Future of Telehealth in America

    Telemedicine is booming, fueled by promises of consumer convenience and better access for the underserved. Nearly half of employers will offer telehealth benefits this year. 

  • The federal government invests heavily in physician residency training—to the tune of $15 billion a year. But is this investment producing a physician workforce that meets our modern health care needs? 

  • With another presidential election on the horizon, the perennial debate over reforming federal entitlement programs has already begun to resurface. Policy prescriptions are bound to vary along the political spectrum, but failing to come to agreement and act will threaten our long-term fiscal health.

Print Journalism Awards

21st Annual NIHCM Foundation Health Care Print Journalism Awards

Congratulations to the finalists:

General Circulation Publications

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 1, 2015.

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 2014.
  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 print publication, trade publication or other investigative reporting outlet.
  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, Deputy 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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