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Altarum Introduces PROMETHEUS Analytics: A Suite of Products to Advance Health Care Payment, Quality, and Value Initiatives
October 30, 2017
Altarum today announces that PROMETHEUS Analytics®—the model for all bundled payment programs implemented in the United States—has expanded its product suite to include four new value-based health care analytics platforms.
October 11, 2017
Fueled by health policy uncertainty and structural health sector changes, health care price growth in August rose by only 1.2% compared to a year earlier.
September 12, 2017
To provide consumers with an affordable alternative to high deductible health plans (HDHPs), Altarum has created an innovative new model for those who use health care the most.
September 8, 2017
Health Sector Economic Indicators September
August 24, 2017
With new funding from the Nord Family Foundation, Altarum will help identify and evaluate available resources and offer recommendations on how services could be better coordinated to combat the opioid epidemic in Lorain County, OH—where recent overdose deaths from opioids are more than twenty times higher than in years past.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 Sheena Gill to Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President, and General Counsel
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
February 10, 2017
Health Care Job Growth Plummets in January
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.