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May 2020 data, including April Personal Income and Outlays released the morning of May 29, paint perhaps the strangest U.S. health sector picture ever: plummeting health care spending and employment with (weighted) prices spiking. In this analysis, we use our Health Sector Economic Indicators framework to analyze health spending and selected components, and provide updates on labor and price trends.
To help promote safe opioid prescribing in dentistry, Altarum has teamed up with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Network to develop a free online training course for Continuing Dental Education credit.
In this piece, we examine federal actions to address food insecurity due to the pandemic, particularly USDA waivers for federal food assistance programs, and offer recommendations for state actions to strengthen these programs.
While parts of the health system are stretched to the breaking point, the business of routine health care is shut down like the rest of the economy, and providers are facing unprecedented financial losses.
The initiative will help organizations in six states increase engagement of community residents so they can be more effective participants in shaping a health system that addresses their needs.
Almost overnight, we have gone from concerns generated by government projections that suggest higher prices will accelerate health care spending to concerns over the financial solvency of providers.
Altarum recently conducted a survey of ambulatory care practices in the Great Lakes Region to understand their top concerns and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
How do the new rules from CMS and ONC on interoperability and information blocking impact public health? Altarum's interoperability standards analyst Craig Newman explains.