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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. Yet the use of virtual visits continues to be limited by state licensure requirements, reimbursement issues, and concerns about quality and patient safety. How can health care embrace this transformative technology while also protecting patients?

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A NIHCM Foundation Journalism grant supports the development of an interactive, multi-media project to educate the public on antimicrobial resistance, including the extent of the problem, the potential solutions and the need for policy to address the crisis.

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Allison Lipitz-Snyderman and colleagues have shed new light on why cancer patients receive non-recommended care. Their study, supported by a NIHCM research grant, finds that use of low-value services is driven by physician preference, with little influence from the particular characteristics of a given patient.

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Gary Schwitzer interviews Ajay Puri to discuss ShowMoreSpine, a social media campaign to address overdiagnosis of osteoporosis, with an eye on changing clinical guidelines.

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This webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism with support from NIHCM Foundation, gave an overview to end of life care, examined the issues around end-of-life care as well as insights for journalists on spurring more conversations about how we approach death in America.

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Dr. Laurence Baker and his colleagues, with support from NIHCM research grants, have produced a series of papers examining the relationship between provider market power and private prices in a variety of scenarios. This Research Insights highlights the key takeaways from four published papers.

With Medicaid expanding to cover more low-income adults, some Medicaid programs are experimenting with integrated case management (ICM) to help these patients address their specific medical, social and behavioral needs. A study led by Gloria Bazzoli and supported by a NIHCM research grant finds that ICM can decrease health service use by high-risk patients and lower spending for low-risk patients. This one-page Research Insights reviews the key takeaways from the published Medical Care article.

The racial disparities in health service use among Medicaid beneficiaries with similar coverage have been well established. A study led by Gloria Bazzoli and colleagues and supported by a NIHCM research grant finds that integrated case management (ICM) reduces these racial disparities in the use of both primary care and emergency care. This one-page Research Insights reviews the key takeaways from the published Medical Care Research and Review article.

This Capitol Hill briefing brought together leaders who have served in Democratic and Republican Administrations, led and advised major health care companies, and spurred improvements in health policy for many decades. They shared their insights on the outlook for health policy post-election and their experiences spearheading the transformation of health care payment and delivery.

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