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Health Sector Trend Report, July 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


July 26, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Annual Reports

Annual Report


July 7, 2017

Altarum Institute's Annual Reports, since 2003

Affordable Care Act & Title X Family Planning Services: How the Changing Healthcare Landscape Has Affected Service Use and Billing Practices

PDF Publication


June 30, 2017

To identify the barriers, strategies, and infrastructure required for Title X centers to contract with health insurers, as well as successful systems whereby Title X providers can provide confidential services while billing insurance for the visit, the Altarum Institute, in partnership with the Urban Institute, conducted a qualitative case study inquiry of current practices of providers, states, and health plans that may inform future practice and policy.

Health Sector Trend Report, June 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


June 28, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, May 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


May 31, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing: Supporting Ambulatory Providers through Clinical Education, Training, and Technical Assistance

White Paper


May 24, 2017

Altarum provides training and support tools through our Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing program to improve conscientious prescribing, patient education, and prescription tracking (utilizing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs) among ambulatory providers.

A 10-Year Projection of the Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures, Including Nonretail

PDF Publication


May 24, 2017

The latest forecast of national health expenditures (NHE) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has prescription drug spending comprising 10.1% of national health spending in 2015 and increasing to 10.8% in 2025.

A Comparison of Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics Disease-Price Indexes

Online Article, PDF Publication


May 1, 2017

The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast BEA's new accounts that estimate health spending by disease category and BLS's Experimental Disease Price Index and to suggest areas for future improvements.

Health Sector Trend Report, April 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


April 25, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Information Technology and the Aging Network: Opportunities to Enhance Information Technology Capacity

PDF Publication


April 25, 2017

The purpose of this report is to examine opportunities for the Aging Network to expand partnerships with health care organizations and other entities through focusing on the value of investing in information technology (IT).

Health Sector Trend Report, March 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


March 31, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

The Business Case for Expanding Opportunity and Equity in Texas

PDF Publication


March 20, 2017

If current gaps in education, health, and income don’t narrow among people of color in Texas, the future economic stakes are high.

Consumer-Centric Healthcare: Rhetoric vs. Reality

PDF Publication


March 1, 2017

This paper introduces an infographic for thinking about the consumer’s healthcare engagement points, provides evidence of consumers’ preferences and needs for each touch point in the life-cycle, shows how our system too often fails to address consumer preferences and needs, outlines how these failings could be addressed, and encourages a discussion of how to elevate, support, validate and authenticate the consumer's voice.

Health Sector Trend Report, February 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


February 28, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Confidentiality: Opportunities and Barriers for Family Planning

Fact Sheet, PDF Publication


February 8, 2017

The Assessing the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Title X Family Planning Services Project is a research study collaboration between Altarum and Urban Institutes.

Debunking the Argument that the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Program (BPCI) Contributed to Higher Procedure Volumes

PDF Publication


February 7, 2017

A recent study linked Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) focusing on lower extremity joint replacements to lower costs of care.

Addressing the Unmet Medical and Social Needs of Complex Patients

PDF Publication


February 1, 2017

Models of care that are data driven, tailored to patient needs and integrate care from healthcare and social service providers are extremely promising and deserve the sustained attention of policymakers and advocates.

Health Sector Trend Report, January 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


January 26, 2017

Health Sector Trend Report, January 2017

Right Place, Right Time: Consumer Perspectives

PDF Publication


January 17, 2017

This report focuses on the needs of lower-income consumers, Medicaid beneficiaries, the uninsured, caregivers, and Spanish speakers, and how health care information can be delivered at the right place and right time to maximize consumer value.

Altarum Support Services, Impactful Solutions, and Technical Assistance for States (ASSISTAnce)

Fact Sheet


December 30, 2016

Altarum Support Services, Impactful Solutions, and Technical Assistance for States (ASSISTAnce)

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Information Technology and the Aging Network: Opportunities to Enhance Information Technology Capacity

PDF Publication

The purpose of this report is to examine opportunities for the Aging Network to expand partnerships with health care organizations and other entities through focusing on the value of investing in information technology (IT).

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