Altarum helps insurers and providers improve quality of care for patients by delivering accredited medical education, optimizing electronic health record technology, integrating evidence-based clinical support tools into workflows, and providing hands-on technical assistance. Through these and other evidence-based quality improvement methods, we’re improving coordination of care and management of chronic and complex conditions.
In addition, Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS) provides states with exceptional national expertise around dual eligible and long-term services and supports (LTSS) policy and program administration. Our state-specific, data-driven approaches improve health equity and outcomes while efficiently managing Medicaid dollars.
Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS)
AMMS helps states create financially sustainable solutions to advance health, health equity, wellness, and independent living for dually eligible individuals.
Supporting Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwinding
Altarum provides proactive operational planning support to help states prepare for changes in Medicaid operations as the PHE ends.
Direct Care Careers Center, A Multi-Purpose State Workforce Management Tool
An online platform enabling states to better understand, manage, and support their direct service workers and providers.
Coordinating Care Through Electronic Messaging
We created an application that renders patient care plans from a consolidated-clinical document architecture, facilitating care coordination among dual-eligibles.
Sarah Barth - JD
Executive Director, Medicare-Medicaid Services for StatesAreas of Expertise
- Strategy and Program Design
- Program Administration and Operations
- Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
Sarah leads Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS), a nonprofit organization that helps states create financially sustainable solutions to advance health, health equity, wellness, and independent living for dually eligible individuals. With over 25 years of experience in publicly financed healthcare, she brings national expertise around Medicare-Medicaid integration and long-term services and supports (LTSS) policy and program administration.
Sarah has worked extensively with states, CMS, providers, health plans, consumers, and advocacy organizations to design and implement Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs and Medicare-Medicaid integration initiatives. Prior to Altarum, her positions included being a principal at Health Management Associates, director for Integrated Care and LTSS at Center for Health Care Strategies, LTSS bureau chief for New Mexico Human Services Department, and director of special projects at the Massachusetts Office of Medicaid.
Sarah has a law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Krissy Azeem - MPH, PMP
Senior Director, Delivery System TransformationAreas of Expertise
- Training and Technical Assistance
- Long-Term Services and Supports
A leader in innovating the care delivery system with health plan, state, and federal partners, Krissy is proficient in health policy implementation and analysis, with a focus on home and community-based waivers and long-term services and supports. She has an eye for identifying the unintended consequences of proposed policies and creating innovative, and realistic, recommendations for state partners. Krissy has deep experience in providing technical assistance, designing and implementing action-oriented and outcomes-based learning systems, and catalyzing behavior change through thoughtful and strategic training. Passionate about improving the care delivery system, she has supported states and communities in enhancing the infrastructure, training, and experiences for direct service workers, including those who self-direct. Krissy holds a Master of Public Health degree from The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Sciences.