This morning, the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation announced that Austin and I are finalists for its second annual Digital Media Award. Aaron won the award last year for his team’s work on Healthcare Triage, and Austin and I are thrilled to have made it this far.
We submitted four pieces (here, here, here, and here), from both TIE and the Upshot, relating to the federal government’s shortsighted decision to withhold records on substance use disorders from Medicare and Medicaid claims data. A proposed rule is now in the works to reverse that decision.
The other finalists are so, so talented. They include Margot Sanger-Katz at the New York Times, Julia Belluz at Vox, and Andrew Sprung at xpostfactoid, all of whom do extraordinary work. Austin and I are in very good company!