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2015 Acceleration in Health Spending Growth is Moderating

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October 9, 2015

National health spending in August 2015 was 5.7% higher than in August 2014.

Altarum Institute to Lead Clinical Practice Transformation Effort in Michigan

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October 2, 2015

Altarum Institute is excited to announce that it will lead the Michigan arm of a three-state quality improvement effort funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Institute Update - September 2015

Institute Update


September 16, 2015

Altarum Institute Update e-Newsletter September 2015

Health Share of Total Jobs Reaches New High in August

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September 11, 2015

The health sector added 40,500 new jobs in August and totaled 314,000 jobs through the first 8 months of 2015, nearly twice the number added during the first 8 months of 2014.

Putting UDI in Claims – Letter of Support

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September 2, 2015

Thank you for your efforts to control health spending while maintaining high-quality care.

Altarum VCAT Program to Receive Seven Seals Award

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August 21, 2015

Altarum Institute’s Michigan Veteran Community Action Teams (MiVCAT) Project has been awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Seven Seals Award for 2015.

New Tool from Altarum Helps Employers and Consumers Better Understand Their Health Care Needs

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August 18, 2015

Altarum Institute has revised and relaunched its successful consumer engagement tool, Altarum Consumer Engagement-12, or ACE-12.

Health Spending Acceleration in 2015 is Moderating

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August 13, 2015

National health spending in June 2015 was 5.7% higher than in June 2014, down from the 8-year high growth rate of 6.7% in the first quarter of 2015. The 5.7% growth rate is still, however, higher than the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2014 estimate of 5.5%.

Survey Data Often Understate True Disease Prevalence and Sometimes Vastly Overstate Its Growth

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August 3, 2015

Disease prevalence estimates that rely solely on responses to surveys inquiring about treatment or diagnosis tend to understate true prevalence and obscure prevalence trends.

NEJM Publishes Call to Reauthorize and Expand the Older Americans Act

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July 29, 2015

As the House takes up the Senate bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA), advocacy groups are calling for an increase in resources to help keep older adults with chronic medical conditions out of crisis, safe from being hospitalized and rehospitalized needlessly and, in some cases, from being placed prematurely in a nursing home.

Altarum Institute and Partnership for Prevention Announce Strategic Alliance

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July 28, 2015

Altarum Institute and Partnership for Prevention today announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to advance national health promotion and disease prevention goals. Through this alliance, Partnership’s health initiatives will become part of a new Center for Prevention at Altarum.

Rapid Growth in Health Jobs Continues into June with a Net Gain of 40,100

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July 9, 2015

The health sector continued its strong job growth in June with the addition of 40,100 new jobs.

Health Spending Up 6.2% in April, Climbing to 18.2% of GDP

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June 12, 2015

National health spending in April 2015 was 6.2% higher than in April 2014. At $3.2 trillion, health spending now represents 18.2% of gross domestic product, a new all-time high.

KAI Research, Inc. to Highlight Work in Clinical Trials at June DIA Conference; Debuts New Brand

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June 12, 2015

KAI Research, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Altarum Institute, will highlight its latest work around clinical trials and pharmacovigilance at the upcoming Drug Information Association (DIA) Conference, June 14–18, in Washington, DC.

Institute Update - June 2015

Institute Update


June 2, 2015

Altarum Institute Update e-Newsletter June 2015

New Project Urges Political Action to Support America’s Family Caregivers

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June 1, 2015

The Family Caregiver Platform Project has launched a national campaign to get family caregiving issues included in state political party platforms across the United States.

Health Jobs Continue to Surge Despite Stagnant Prices for Hospitals and Physicians

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May 13, 2015

The health services sector added 45,000 jobs in April 2015, continuing the surge that began roughly 1 year ago.

Hospitals and Prescription Drugs Leading Health Spending Acceleration

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April 10, 2015

National health spending grew by 5.2% in 2014, and preliminary estimates show 6.6% growth in February 2015 compared to February 2014.

Health Care Spending Up 5.7% in January

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March 13, 2015

Preliminary estimates indicate that national health spending grew by 5.7% in January 2015 compared with January 2014, suggesting that the strong growth in the latter half of 2014 is carrying forward into the new year. Spending on prescription drugs continued its double-digit growth at 11.6%.

Telemedicine Provides Better Care and More Patient Engagement; Challenges Remain

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March 10, 2015

Although recently the subject of vigorous debate and controversy, telemedicine is expanding rapidly in many states.

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