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  • 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.

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NIHCM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a new data brief, Understanding U.S. Health Care Spending. In it we examine why we spend more than $8,000 per person on health care and the factors driving spending growth.

Our analyses document the extreme concentration of expenditures, with just 5 percent of the population responsible for almost half of all spending, and demonstrate the importance of rising spending for hospital and physician services as the primary drivers of expenditure growth.

Findings are based on NIHCM analysis of the most recent data from the National Health Expenditure Accounts and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 
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