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Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

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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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Application Information

The 2018-2019 round of grantmaking for this program is now underway. NIHCM Foundation is making approximately $400,000 available and expects to fund 7 to 8 studies from this amount.

The submission deadline for Letters of Inquiry was July 9, 2018. No further applications for this current funding cycle are being accepted. Full proposals will be invited from a small number of applicants in August and will be due in September 2018. NIHCM will notify grant winners in November 2018, for project start dates as early as January 2019.

Research Grantee News

ajhe logoNew Article on Reference Pricing
Christopher Whaley, RAND Corporation
This article shows that reference pricing can encourage patients to shop for higher-value care by sharpening their financial incentives and signaling them about provider value.

JAMA Internal MedicineNew Article on the Impact of High-Deductible Plans on Use of Low-Value Services
Neeraj Sood, University of Southern California
This article shows that patients did not reduce their use of low-value care appreciably after enrolling in a high-deductible plan, even though they cut their spending overall.

MCRR logoNew Article on Physician Organizational Affiliations and Patient Sharing
Keith Marzilli Ericson, Boston University
This work demonstrates that physicians working at the same practice site or in the same medical group are more likely to share common patients, believed to be an important factor in effective care coordination.

JACRlogoNew Article on Trends in Use of Diagnostic Imaging
Gary Young, Northeastern University
This paper uses all-payer claims from Massachusetts from 2009 to 2013 to document how use and spending for imaging services has been changing.