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.
  • Awards

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Dr. Aaron E. Carroll and Eliza Barclay to the independent judges panel of the NIHCM Awards. All three bring considerable expertise to the prestigious panel.

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  • Data Insights

    Mental illness has become more common over the last decade, particularly among 18- to 25-year-olds. This Data Insights looks at trends in mental health and their implications for the future.

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  • Briefing

    NIHCM Foundation led a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss social determinants of health and the opioid crisis with Founding President and CEO Nancy Chockley, former CMS Administrator Don Berwick, Curtis Barnett of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Craig Samitt of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Grant Baldwin from the CDC.

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  • Data Insights

    As urbanization increases, an older, sicker and poorer population remains in rural America. Despite the health care challenges posed by these changes, promising initiatives can improve rural health.

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  • Advisory Board

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Sherry Glied, PhD, and Katherine Baicker, PhD, to its distinguished Advisory Board. Their ideas and insights will advance NIHCM's mission to improve health care for millions of Americans.

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  • News

    NIHCM welcomed Secretary Azar to a meeting in March to discuss efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to transform health care by lowering costs and improving value for patients.

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Events

January 27, 2020
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This webinar will explore public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

December 19, 2019
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Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this rapid response webinar explained the December 18th ruling from the Fifth Circuit on the Affordable Care Act.

Watch the Recording

In the News

January 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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ACA Check-up: What's the Prognosis for the Exchanges?

October 26, 2016 | 09:00 AM
10:30 AM ET

ACAPrognosisNumberThere’s a growing sense of uncertainty about the future of the ACA’s insurance exchanges. While 12 million people received coverage through the exchanges this year, most of them with subsidies, the upcoming open enrollment period has brought a wave of news stories highlighting each new rate increase or insurer exiting a market. This webinar took a balanced look at what’s really happening in the exchange markets and what changes are necessary to ensure consumer choice and affordability.

Topics discussed include:

  • What to expect for the next open enrollment cycle, from prices and carrier participation to the factors influencing consumer choices
  • Evidence that the ACA has actually lowered premiums and why
  • Insurer experiences in different markets, including outreach strategies that have worked and what’s behind rate increases
  • What CMS is doing to try to strengthen the exchanges, as well as a proposal for modifying the risk adjustment program

Speakers

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Erica Coe
McKinsey & Company
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Loren Adler
The Brookings Institution
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Calvin Anderson
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
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Prakash Patel
GuideWell / Florida Blue
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Jon Urbanek
Florida Blue
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Ed Lara
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Michael J. Considine
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Kevin Counihan
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Presentation Slides

"ACA Premiums are Lower Than You Think," Loren Adler
"ACA Exchanges - Insights from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee," Calvin Anderson
"Florida Blue's Insights and Innovations," Prakash Patel & Jon Urbanek
"Lesson Learned from the Individual Marketplace," Ed Lara & Michael J. Considine
"The Health Insurance Marketplace: Expanded Access, Smarter Spending, Better Care and Healthier People," Kevin Counihan

Events

January 27, 2020
SDOH-webinar-graphic-012720

This webinar will explore public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

December 19, 2019
shutterstock_560761723_1

Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this rapid response webinar explained the December 18th ruling from the Fifth Circuit on the Affordable Care Act.

Watch the Recording

In the News

January 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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Grants

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We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. NIHCM will notify grant winners in November 2019.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

Nine new grantees for the 2019-2020 funding cycle have been announced! We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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Awards

Now Accepting Entries for the 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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Submit your research or reporting published in 2019 by February 3, 2020 for a chance to win up to $20,000. Winners and finalists will be recognized at a dinner in Washington, D.C., in May 2020.

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