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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.

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Webinar: Adolescent & Young Adult Health in the Post Reform Era

August 17, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

Adolescents and young adults are more likely to be uninsured than any other age group.  Implementation of health reform and the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIPRA) are expected to change this reality by improving affordability and expanding both public and private coverage.  However, as more young adults are able to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans, ensuring access to confidential services, especially reproductive health care, will become even more important.  Additional provisions will improve access to clinical preventive services for adolescents, making the need for adolescent-specific quality measurement tools vital. This webinar will bring together health plans and leaders in the adolescent health community to discuss the impact of health reform and CHIPRA on access to high-quality, confidential health care services for adolescents and young adults.  

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