Story contest launched to discuss healthcare costs

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Costs of Care, a healthcare nonprofit, has launched another Story Contest.

A previous Story Contest winner, Patricia Czapp,  M.D., of Anne Arundel Medical Center, described how her organization identified emergency department overuse from a specific apartment building with disabled and low-income adults. The solution was to set up a medical practice on the first floor of the apartment building.

There is $4,000 in prize money. The top submissions will be reviewed by, among others, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Entries to the story contest should be 750 words or less, can come from individuals or teams, and “focus on experiences that illustrate the challenges or opportunities to make healthcare more affordable.” The deadline is Dec. 1.

The Costs of Care Story Contest is supported by the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Consumer Reports.


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