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Experts Say States Should Focus on Controlling Prices, Reducing Low-Value Care to Make Health Care More Affordable

February 12, 2020 | Announcement

Health care policy experts gathering in Washington, D.C. today urged states to make health care more affordable for residents by regulating prices through a variety of mechanisms and reducing the provision of low-value care.

Low-Value Care is Everywhere. What is Driving It and How Can We Intervene?

February 04, 2020 | Perspective

Commercial payers spent more than $5.5 billion on 20 select low-value health care services in 2015, according to a new study from the Research Consortium for Healthcare Value Assessment, a collaboration between Altarum and VBID Health. To reduce the widespread prevalence of low-value care, we need to take a closer look at where it is occurring and why.

Introducing the Low Value Care Visualizer—A Tool to Help States Simplify Analytics for Action

January 30, 2020 | Perspective

How do we shift our focus from how much we spend to how well it is spent? Reducing low-value care is a good start, but often the resulting findings are dense and hard to manage. We’ve created a tool to help visualize and help make sense of these findings.

How We're Strengthening Provider Capacity to Serve Postpartum Women at Risk of Opioid Misuse

January 21, 2020 | Perspective

Altarum is helping WIC and community health centers increase screening of new mothers for substance misuse and refer them to recovery support services so they can get the help they need.

Altarum Releases Policy Scorecard Report to Help States Strengthen Efforts to Address Affordability of Health Care

January 07, 2020 | Press Release

Lawmakers, policymakers, government officials, consumer advocates, and the public can use this scorecard to understand how their state performs on addressing health care affordability relative to other states, and to craft a road map for specific evidence-based policy actions. Additionally, a few exemplar states in this scorecard provide proof-of-concept that other states can emulate.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Enlists Altarum to Help Criminal Justice Organizations Implement Peer Recovery Support Services to Address Opioid Crisis

December 10, 2019 | Press Release

Altarum is expanding the reach of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Peer Recovery Support Services Training and Technical Assistance Center, a critical resource to criminal justice and social services organizations across the nation.

Altarum to Monitor and Evaluate the Community Care Corps, a Federal Initiative to Recruit and Train Volunteers to Provide Non-medical Care to Elders

December 03, 2019 | Announcement

Altarum is part of a team that is leading the development of the Community Care Corps, a federal initiative to recruit and train volunteers to provide non-medical care to elders.

Altarum Presents Innovative Work at APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting 

December 02, 2019 | Announcement

Several of our experts attended the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting last month to share findings of our work in eldercare, oral health, opioid use disorder, and military health—all in the service of our mission to advance health of vulnerable and publicly insured populations.