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  • One percent of the U.S. population accounts for nearly 23 percent of overall health care spending, and 5 percent are responsible for a full 50 percent of spending. In stark contrast, the lowest-spending half of the population generates less than 3 percent of total spending—or only about $234 per person, per year.

  • Improving health outcomes for our nation’s children requires coordinated care that promotes recommended health services, prevents unnecessary hospitalizations and bridges across the multiple systems serving children and families.

  • Washington, DC – November 11, 2014 - The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has awarded four new grants totaling approximately $270,000 to support investigator-initiated health services research.

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation gives $1M to construct a neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment center. The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council call attention to the surprisingly poor health profile of young adults.

  • Population aging and recent coverage expansions have fueled concerns about physician shortages in primary care, leading several influential groups to recommend that nurse practitioners take on a larger role.

  • Most children’s health system experience is limited to the pediatrician’s office, but those with chronic or complex medical needs often deal with care that is fragmented, duplicative and crisis-driven. This leads to stress on families and wasteful utilization.

Research

By bringing thought leaders from the public and private sector together, NIHCM Foundation conducts research that promotes improvements in health care access, management and quality.

NIHCM Foundation sponsors research, approved by its Board and Advisory Board, if it meets the following criteria:

  1. High quality, objective and nonpartisan
  2. Of national importance
  3. Useful to policymakers, consumers and the health care industry
  4. Achievable within a reasonable time frame; and
  5. Likely to contribute to improving health care delivery in general and health care plan practices in particular.

NIHCM Foundation conducts policy research and forums on a range of health policy topics, including:

 
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