ModernHealthcareispleasedtoannounceits staff has won two Jesse H. Neal Awards.
Created in 1955, the Neal Awards have long been considered the top prize in business-to-business journalism awards.
Insurance reporter ShelbyLivingston, art director PatFanelliand digital graphics producer FanFeiwere honored with the best single article award for their April 2017 story, "Access Denied," on insurers' role in access to addiction treatment. With the death toll rising from opioid addiction, Livingston's reporting revealed that "opioid addiction isn't treated with urgency like other chronic and deadly diseases."
This is the second consecutive award for Fanelli and Fei, who won last year for best infographics.
Senior reporter Harris Meyerwon the best news coverage award for his body of work reporting on congressional efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Meyer's reporting went beyond the day-to-day drama unfolding in Washington, D.C., and provided readers with insightful analysis on the real-world impact of proposed policy changes.