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.
  • 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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  • Awards

    NIHCM Foundation hosted the 25th Annual NIHCM Awards at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. to recognize outstanding health care research and journalism.

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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.

  • Webinars

    As recognition of our country's mental and behavioral health challenges grows, Americans are looking for answers that will increase their happiness and well-being and prevent deaths of despair related to mental health, opioids and suicide. Our four-part webinar series delves into the research and explores innovative strategies and evidence-based solutions to lift our society from crisis.

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  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded ten grants for health care journalism including investigative reporting, public engagement campaigns for documentaries and educational opportunities for reporters.

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  • Grants

    NIHCM has awarded over $400,000 in grants to support seven investigator-initiated research studies on topics including value-based drug pricing and Medicaid expansion.

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Events

June 13, 2019
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The final part in our four-part Defying Despair series, this webinar discussed ongoing efforts to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder and guide people on a path to recovery.

May 16, 2019
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Manufacturer practices under the current patent system have come under scrutiny for blocking or delaying the entry of generic or biosimilar drugs into the market. During this webinar, panelists explored the relationship between patents, prices and patient access.

In the News

July 2019
Population Health Spotlight
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Navigating Care Choices: How to Help Consumers Shop for Value

September 22, 2017 | 09:00 AM
10:30 AM ET

Less than one in five patients reports having seen information comparing prices and quality across health plans or providers, and even fewer report having used such information to select care, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. As the burden of health care spending continues to mount, patients have a growing incentive to shop around for high quality care at competitive prices—but they're going to need help.

This webinar highlighted strategies to guide consumers toward high-value health care, including:

  • the use of reference pricing to spur cost-conscious purchasing for drugs and other procedures
  • research on which incentives lead consumers to seek care in lower-cost settings, and why the state of Massachusetts has made this issue a focus in cost-control efforts
  • ways for employers to engage employees in their health care choices and encourage shopping, including potential regulatory changes to allow more financial incentives
  • innovative tools health plans can use to facilitate shopping for care, including a provider finder with cost estimates
  • new evidence challenging the theory that high deductible health plans with HSAs lead patients to reduce wasteful medical spending

Speakers

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Kristof Stremikis
Pacific Business Group on Health
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David Auerbach, PhD
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
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Rachel O. Reid, MD
RAND Corporation
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Christopher Whaley, PhD
University of California, Berkeley & RAND Corporation
meier
Tom Meier
Health Care Service Corporation

Presentation Slides

"Improving Value Through Consumerism and Transparency: What are Employers Doing?" by Kristof Stremiki, Pacific Business Group on Health
"Consumer Preferences, Hospital Choices, and Demand-side Incentives," by David Auerbach, PhD, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
"Choosing Wisely--Or Not: Assessing Low-Value Health Care Service Delivery," by Rachel O. Reid, MD, RAND Corporation
"Reference Pricing and Consumer Use of Low-Priced Providers and Services," by Christopher Whaley, University of California, Berkeley & RAND Corporation
"Consumer Engagement in Health Care Decisions," by Tom Meier, Health Care Service Corporation

Events

June 13, 2019
opioids-2019-webinar-graphic

The final part in our four-part Defying Despair series, this webinar discussed ongoing efforts to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder and guide people on a path to recovery.

May 16, 2019
Alliance-Rx-Patent-Webinar-052019

Manufacturer practices under the current patent system have come under scrutiny for blocking or delaying the entry of generic or biosimilar drugs into the market. During this webinar, panelists explored the relationship between patents, prices and patient access.

In the News

July 2019
Population Health Spotlight
ALZ-panel1-June2019

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

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

We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. A small number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal in September.

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Awards

Winners Named in the 25th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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Congratulations to all of the winners of the 25th Annual NIHCM Foundation Research and Journalism Awards! The winners and finalists were honored at a banquet in Washington, DC, in May.

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