Altarum Institute integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care. A nonprofit, Altarum serves clients in the public and private sector. Examples of our diverse work are below and please contact us for any additional information.
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Improving the Health of the Underserved in Detroit & Economic Consequences
The Veterans Health Affairs, Revenue Operations, Payer Relations Office (PRO) oversees all third party payer agreements and rates, and monitors compliance. VA collections will total over $3 billion in 2016.
An analysis of trends in cancer care expenditures from 1998 to 2012 performed by my colleagues and me at Altarum Institute was recently published in Cancer.
Below please find a collection of comments and submissions regarding elder care policy over the last 1-2 years.
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals increasingly need skills to help them anticipate changes, adapt, and transform how MCH services are provided throughout the health care system, including the areas of diversity, improved access, and quality of care.
Dental disease is the most prevalent chronic disease of childhood. Baby teeth are important, and decay can have broad impacts on a child’s speech development, nutritional intake, self-esteem, social development, and school readiness.
A Cross-Training for Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Service Providers
Improving Medical Care Operations and Support for Veterans
Altarum's Veterans Community Action Teams (VCAT) provides resources for those looking to help Veterans in Michigan and beyond.
Altarum Institute’s Center for Prevention (the Center) directs dissemination and outreach efforts for the Community Health Advisor, an online resource developed by HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The development of self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), offers the potential to dramatically affect public health. Yet technological changes as potentially transformational as AVs can be accompanied by a plethora of unintended consequences.
Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Chief Business Office (CBO), Revenue Operations (RO) Outpatient Coding Feasibility Study
Recognizing upstream and downstream revenue cycle dependencies and the opportunity to collaborate with VHA Health Information Management (HIM), the VHA CBO’s RO division sponsored a study for Altarum Institute to assess the current operational environments at both consolidated (coding for various facilities) and select non-consolidated HIM locations, focusing on workflow processes/applications and human capital development/management activities to identify potential opportunities to improve the overall revenue timeline.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted a rule in 2009 that required covered entities (health plans, health care providers, and health care clearinghouses) that conduct electronic Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act standard transactions to move from ICD-9 to the next generation ICD-10 code sets by October 1, 2013.
Altarum Institute’s UBO Program Office Support Team assists the DHA, the Military Departments (Army, Navy, and Air Force), and the National Capital Region Medical Directorate with improving revenue cycle operations throughout the Military Health System (MHS), implementing shared services operations and best practices, and generally contributing to the DHA mission.
Veterans Health Administration Consolidated Patient Account Center (CPAC) Program Workforce Development (WFD)
CPAC sought Altarum Institute to initiate a WFD Training Needs Analysis to perform a comprehensive assessment of current CPAC WFD performance, identify gaps in services, and provide recommendations based on industry best practices to improve overall program effectiveness.
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Consolidated Patient Account Center (CPAC) Program Management Office (PMO) Support
The CPAC program implementation was a major transformation initiative within VHA to consolidate traditional revenue cycle management business functions into regional centers of excellence.