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Optimizing Health Care Resource Allocation: The Research Consortium For Health Care Value Assessment
September 21, 2018
| Beth Beaudin-Seiler | A. Mark Fendrick | George Miller
Traditional approaches to reducing health care spending often involve eroding coverage for care indiscriminately and fail to take a holistic perspective on all sources of costs and value. We believe that affordability in health care delivery is best achieved by efficiently allocating costs across the entire budget and spectrum of care.
Pay for Success for Childhood Asthma Interventions in a Medicaid Population Is Financially Viable, but Poses Significant Administrative Challenges
June 14, 2018
| George Miller
Pay for Success (PFS) is a mechanism for funding public sector programs with financing from private investors who receive a payout from the public sector only if metrics identified in a performance-based contract are met.
May 18, 2018
| Sonja Love Felton
Huron Valley PACE, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, was established only 4 years ago. Today we provide comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care, mostly to dually-eligible beneficiaries 55 and older—but we have larger ambitions.
April 26, 2018
| Charles Roehrig
One way to boost sales of a prescription drug is to reduce what it costs the consumer at the point-of-purchase.
April 26, 2018
| Emily Ehrlich
Altarum is committed to addressing the opioid crisis, and as we work with others to solve it, it’s worth remembering that the depth and breadth of the epidemic calls for a multi-pronged, “all-hands-on-deck” approach.
March 16, 2018
| Christine Stanik
My colleagues and I have not been shy about our belief that a functional consumer-driven marketplace is a viable solution to curbing health care spending and ramping up health care quality. While 2017 was a year riddled with flux on this front as the then-HHS secretary Price seemed to be moving away from policy changes that would make this marketplace feasible, 2018 and several recent remarks by new HHS secretary Alex Azar have given us reason to be cautiously optimistic.
January 5, 2018
| Ani Turner
Shameful is the only word to describe the persistent disparities in infant mortality rates in the U.S.
December 22, 2017
| Christine Stanik
To inform the business case for addressing the opioid crisis, Altarum’s newly founded Center for Value in Health Care recently estimated the 2016 economic cost of overdoses, deaths, and addiction at about $95 billion dollars.
August 10, 2017
| Anne Montgomery
Evidence-based, high-value health care reform is greatly aided by congressional bipartisanship, but more is needed.
August 8, 2017
The federal Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis last week released its much anticipated recommendations.
July 11, 2017
| Anne Montgomery
In the U.S. and around the globe, longevity on a mass scale is posing new challenges for health care systems.
The Payment Reform Landscape: Is The Debate Over Retrospective Versus Prospective Bundled Payments A Distraction?
June 23, 2017
Let’s put aside the discussion of prospective versus retrospective and continue to experiment with various ways to implement bundled payment—a method that has real potential to improve quality and reduce spending.
May 19, 2017
| Gregory Makris
Altarum’s Health Innovations and Technical Assistance (HITA) team has developed a comprehensive program to tackle this issue at the source—by furnishing clinicians with the knowledge and tools necessary to foster responsible opioid prescribing, improving patient education around opioid use, and providing technical assistance to promote use of prescription drug monitoring programs.
April 12, 2017
| Charles Roehrig | Ani Turner
This blog provides the best estimate of the total number of additional health jobs that are attributable to the expansion in health insurance coverage that began in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
March 22, 2017
| Ani Turner | Charles Roehrig
The remarkable performance of the health sector in continuing to create jobs through the recession and recovery has garnered much attention over the past few years.
February 23, 2017
| Fareeha Shuttari | Imen Alem
Led by a dedicated Altarum team, the transformation of oral health is currently underway in Michigan, thanks to the Michigan Caries Prevention Program (MCPP). Dental disease is the most common chronic disease among children—and it is also entirely preventable.
January 31, 2017
There is a standard set of urban planning tips for communities looking to reduce childhood obesity and increase physical activity: build your neighborhoods on a connected grid pattern, install and maintain sidewalks, and provide access to public transit and parks within walking distance.
January 26, 2017
| Tibor Szentendrei
Managing clinical trials is a complex endeavor and an uncharted territory for many new clinical investigators.
January 10, 2017
| Imen Alem
Altarum has recently launched a public health Web application, Michigan’s Dental Registry (MiDR℠), aimed at transforming the way medical and dental providers communicate regarding their patients’ oral health.