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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.