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.

NIHCM

Webinar: Emerging Models of Public and Private Health Insurance Exchanges

May 16, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

The health insurance exchange is one of the centerpieces of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, promising to increase transparency and reduce premiums. Some states are successfully forging ahead with exchange implementation, while others are stymied by political uncertainties, including the impending Supreme Court decision. Meanwhile, private exchanges are evolving, and health insurers are buying into already established exchanges such as Bloom Health. 

To explore these emerging models, this webinar featured leading experts discussing:

  • an overview of public and private health insurance exchanges and the markets they serve,
  • different approaches the federal government and states are taking to implement exchanges, and
  • Bloom Health and the movement toward defined contribution.

This event is part of the new NIHCM Foundation webinar series, Transforming the Health Care Landscape.

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