Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America's health care system.
  • In Memoriam

    In his 21 years serving as an advisor to NIHCM, Uwe Reinhardt left a profound mark on the work we do and on the culture we strive to create. He pushed our thinking and touched our hearts. We will never forget his kindness and wit and his passionate belief that Americans deserve a better health care system.

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  • Briefing

    NIHCM Foundation recently hosted a panel discussion on the growing imperative to control health care costs and ways to rein in spending while improving outcomes. Private sector leaders and policy experts discussed prescription drug costs and the system-wide transition from paying for volume to paying for value.

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  • Research Grants

    The New York Times had a front-page story highlighting a major advance in the understanding of prices and spending in private health insurance. The featured study, led by Zack Cooper, was supported by grants from NIHCM Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund.

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Events

December 06, 2017
Prices

This webinar will offer an overview of our health system’s price problem, and provide journalists with one ace health reporter’s toolkit for covering the issue in their communities — including strategies, data sources and crowdsourcing tips. 

November 14, 2017
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The ACA open enrollment for 2018 has begun amid consumer confusion and concerns about future market stability, but much can be done to put the individual market on a sustainable path. This webinar provided analysis of individual market dynamics as well as potential stabilization strategies.

NIHCM Resources

This Research Insights summarizes findings from a study showing that a small percentage of nursing homes—particularly larger and for-profit facilities—are using self-reported scores to inflate their ratings in Medicare's five-star nursing home rating system.

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Just 5 percent of the population accounts for nearly 50 percent of health care spending. This chart story examines the latest data showing the extreme concentration of health spending and the traits and sectors associated with high levels of spending.

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This Research Insights summarizes findings from a study showing that a patient is more likely to choose a hospital that owns her doctor’s practice - even if the costs are higher and the quality lower than at other local hospitals.

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Read about important events, research, community investments and programs to improve public health in NIHCM's newsletter, Population Health Spotlight.

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This issue brief details a collaboration between Anthem Foundation and March of Dimes to scale up interventions proven to reduce premature birth rates, from group prenatal care and smoking cessation programs, to outreach aimed at reducing early elective deliveries. 

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Events

December 06, 2017
Prices

This webinar will offer an overview of our health system’s price problem, and provide journalists with one ace health reporter’s toolkit for covering the issue in their communities — including strategies, data sources and crowdsourcing tips. 

November 14, 2017
Market-Stabilization-Webinar-Graphic

The ACA open enrollment for 2018 has begun amid consumer confusion and concerns about future market stability, but much can be done to put the individual market on a sustainable path. This webinar provided analysis of individual market dynamics as well as potential stabilization strategies.

Grants

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NIHCM Foundation is no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2017-2018 round of grant making. NIHCM will announce the grant winners in November 2017, for project start dates as early as January 2018.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

NIHCM Foundation is no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2017-2018 funding cycle. Full proposals will be invited from a small number of applicants in August and will be due in September 2017.

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Awards

Winners Named in 23rd Annual NIHCM Awards

Winners Announcement 2017

Congratulations to the winners for the 23rd Annual NIHCM Foundation Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.

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