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CMS, Center for Health Care Strategies, and Arnold Ventures Discuss New Opportunities for Supporting Dually Eligible Individuals

August 10, 2022 | Announcement

Watch webinar recording to learn more about significant opportunity to enhance and better align programs for individuals eligible for full Medicaid and Medicare benefits (dually eligible individuals).

In Health Affairs Forefront, Altarum Outlines Key Provisions Affecting Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans

July 25, 2022 | Perspective

Executive Director of Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS) Sarah Barth and Altarum President and CEO Michael Monson publish “Integrating Care In Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans: A Bigger Toolbox For States” in Health Affairs Forefront. The article outlines three key provisions that provide opportunities to states as they adapt to support meaningful dual integration and oversight of D-SNPs.

In Health Affairs Forefront, Altarum Offers Maternal and Child Health Example as Case for Coordination to Bridge Gap Between Health Care and Public Health

July 12, 2022 | Perspective

Altarum's Sheryl Mathis, Julia Fantacone, Tara Fowler, and Maggie Fairchild use their deep experience in Title V and Medicaid to offer breakthrough ideas for enhanced collaboration between Title V MCH Block Grant and Medicaid.

In Support of Advancing Integration in Medicare and Medicaid (AIM) Act

June 30, 2022 | Perspective

Read about Altarum's support of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging’s bill that creates the Advancing Integration in Medicare and Medicaid (AIM) Act which requires states to develop a strategy for integrating and coordinating health benefits for full benefit dual eligible individuals.

New Economic Impact Study Shows Lack of Basic Water and Sanitation Services Costs US Economy Over $8.5 Billion per Year

June 28, 2022 | Press Release

DigDeep, with support from Altarum, today released a new report that shows the lack of basic water and sanitation services is costing the U.S. economy over $8.5 billion per year. The study is the first to calculate the cost of allowing millions of Americans to live without running water or a flush toilet at home, and how these costs reverberate throughout the country’s economy.

New Online Catalog Launched for Public Health Interoperability Training

June 16, 2022 | Announcement

Administered by Altarum and developed by a small group of volunteers committed to elevating the knowledge and skills of others working to improve public health interoperability, the Public Health Interoperability Training Catalog is a curated set of training and education resources, tools, presentations, and publications on interoperability.

Common Challenges States Face in Tackling Siloed Public Health Data and Promises for Removing Roadblocks Highlighted on Webinar

June 13, 2022 | Announcement

In the second webinar in Altarum’s Public Health Systems Modernization series, Altarum hosted an engaging discussion with four public health leaders from Utah, Minnesota, and Michigan who shared their approaches to tackling the issue of data silos—what has worked, what challenges remain, and what plans are in place to securely connect data across the public health spectrum.

The Public Health Emergency and PACE, a Legacy of Flexibility

May 23, 2022 | Perspective

The regulatory flexibilities granted during the public health emergency may soon end. Many programs that serve high-need older adults, such as the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), used these flexibilities to adapt and expand care delivery. What are the implications and what needs to be done to ensure organizations that serve older adults, especially those that are dually eligible and rely on these services to remain in their communities, can maintain continuity of service?