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NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. In the first six years of the program, we have awarded nearly $1.7 million to support 30 studies.


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The competition for the next round of investigator-initiated research grant funding will open in late Spring 2018. To receive updates on NIHCM’s research grants, sign up below.

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JournalHealthEconomicsNew Article on Hospital/Physician Integration
Laurence Baker et al., Stanford University
This research shows that when physicians are in practices that are owned by a hospital, their patients are more likely to be admitted to that hospital than to other hospitals, even if its costs are higher and its quality is lower.

NEJM Logo New England Journal of Medicine OHCNew Article on Surprise Medical Bills
Zack Cooper and Fiona Scott Morton, Yale University
This paper uses national medical claims data to document that 22 percent of visits to in-network emergency departments generated a surprise bill from an out-of-network ED physician.

JAMA Internal MedicineNew Article on Non-Recommended Services in Oncology Care
Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
This paper shows that overuse of low-value oncology services is driven by physician preferences with little influence from the particular characteristics of a given patient.

AJMC logoNew Article on Tiered Physician Networks
Anna Sinaiko, Harvard University
This paper looks at how different types of patients respond to tiered physician networks.