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July Hiring Increase at Odds with Trend Toward More Sustainable Health Spending

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August 11, 2017

This month's Health Sector Economic Indicator Briefs reduce estimates of national health spending by 0.57% for all of 2016 and 0.65% for the first 5 months of 2017.

Expanded Program Reaches More Michigan Children and Infants with Oral Health through WIC

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August 10, 2017

A successful pilot program is expanding so that infants and children in Detroit, outer Wayne County, Kent County, and Oakland County can start life as healthy as possible, beginning with healthy teeth.

Health Care Hiring Jumps in June, Following Months of Slow Growth

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July 14, 2017

July 2017 HSEI News Release

Altarum Enhances Capabilities for Sustainable Health Spending and Increased Value for Consumers with Addition of Healthcare Value Hub

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June 29, 2017

Altarum is pleased to announce that the Healthcare Value Hub, a networking and resource center for advocates working for lower costs and better value in healthcare, will become part of Altarum effective June 30, 2017.

Health Care Employment, Prices and Spending Head Downward

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June 8, 2017

With health care employment growth down by 10,000 per month, prices slowing across the board, and total spending growth also down 0.5% from last year’s rate, private and public sector purchasers may feel some relief compared to the acceleration of health spending in the past three years.

Slowdown Continues in Health Care Job Growth, but Health Spending Share of GDP Reaches All-Time High

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May 11, 2017

The health care sector added 19,500 new jobs in April 2017, putting the average for the first 4 months of 2017 at just under 20,000 jobs per month, a considerable decrease from the 32,000 per month seen in 2015 and 2016.

Altarum Urges CMS to Adopt Physician-Focused Payment Models

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May 9, 2017

ltarum Institute joins the debate over whether the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should delay expansion of its controversial bundled payment programs, specifically the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) pilot and the cardiac care bundled payment initiative (also known as the Episode Payment Models, or EPM).

Altarum Appoints Tom Coderre, Leader in the Recovery Field, to Senior Advisor

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April 26, 2017

Altarum has appointed Tom Coderre, a leader in the field of addiction recovery, to senior advisor to its Behavioral Health Technical Assistance Center.

Altarum Appoints Sheena Gill to Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President, and General Counsel

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April 18, 2017

Altarum, a leader in transforming systems of health and health care, has appointed Sheena Gill, J.D. as its chief administrative officer, senior vice president, and general counsel.

Health Care Jobs, Spending, & Prices Show Lower Growth

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April 13, 2017

The health care sector added 13,500 new health jobs in March, which is less than half the 12-month average of 30,000 jobs per month—making the first quarter of 2017 the slowest for health job growth since the second quarter of 2014.

BHTAC Twitter Chats

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use


March 27, 2017

You are invited to participate in a monthly Twitter chat with members of Altarum on topics about behavioral health. We invite experts to address particular topics and conduct an open forum on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET.

Socio-economic Disparities Pose Risk to Texas Economic Growth and Business Prosperity

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March 20, 2017

Texas has long enjoyed one of the strongest economies in the nation. Its rich natural resources, diversified industry, and growth-oriented policies have contributed to economic strength far above the national average for decades - but widening disparities among the state’s growing population, particularly among minority groups, puts this growth at risk.

Health Care Job Growth Off to Slowest Start in Two Years; Health Care Prices Rise at Highest Rate in Three Years

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March 17, 2017

The health care sector added 27,000 jobs in February 2017 on the heels of a downwardly revised 12,000 jobs in January, resulting in a two-month average of less than 20,000 new jobs per month – well below the 2015 and 2016 pace of growth.

Altarum Chosen to Provide Support for Small Practices in CMS Quality Payment Program

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February 21, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a contract to Altarum to help small practices in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Minnesota prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Health Care Job Growth Plummets in January

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February 10, 2017

Health Care Job Growth Plummets in January

CMS and Altarum Research Debunks Argument that Bundled Payments Contribute to Higher Volumes

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February 8, 2017

A recent analysis of Medicare fee-for-service data from 2010 through 2015 for all lower extremity joint replacements at hospitals across the United States found participation in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Program (BPCI) did not increase the volume of procedures between baseline and performance years.

“Right Place, Right Time” Study Shows Health Information Disconnect

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January 17, 2017

“Right Place, Right Time” Study Shows Health Information Disconnect

Health Jobs Defy ACA Uncertainty with Surge in December

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January 13, 2017

Health care added a whopping 43,000 jobs in December, well above the 12-month average of 35,000 jobs, and bucking a 4-month trend of below-average growth.

Altarum Named National one of Best and Brightest in Wellness 2016

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January 9, 2017

Altarum has once again been named one of the 2016 winners of the 101 Best and Brightest in Wellness™ Award.

Altarum Poised For Major Role Supporting Alternative Payment Models with Addition of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3)

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January 3, 2017

Altarum Poised For Major Role Supporting Alternative Payment Models with Addition of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3)

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