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Altarum Analysis on Readmission Rates Yields Insights for Continuous Improvement in the Military Health System

August 06, 2019 | Announcement

New analysis by Altarum published in Health Affairs shows that seven and thirty-day unplanned readmission rates in the Military Health System (MHS) have fallen in the last eight years amid ongoing efforts by MHS to improve quality of care.

Most Michigan Residents with a Substance Use Disorder and Over a Third with a Mental Illness Go Untreated, According to New Study by Altarum

July 30, 2019 | Press Release

More than 650,000 Michiganders with a mental illness and over 500,000 with a substance use disorder fail to receive any treatment for their conditions, according to a new study by Altarum, which examined access to behavioral health services in Michigan by payer type.

Altarum Appoints Military Sociologist Bradford Booth to Lead Military and Veterans Health Work

July 26, 2019 | Announcement

Bradford Booth, PhD, has joined Altarum as head of its Center for Military and Veterans Health, which provides data-driven solutions for agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that improve access and quality of care while achieving operational efficiencies.

Altarum Launches Nationally Accredited Continuing Education Program to Drive Quality Improvement in Health Care

July 16, 2019 | Press Release

Altarum’s Maintenance of Certification Part IV and Performance Improvement AMA PRA Category 1™ programs deliver in-depth training that leads to sustained quality improvement in patient care.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell to Speak at Altarum’s Sustainable Health Care Spending Symposium

July 02, 2019 | Announcement

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan’s 12th district will kick-off Altarum’s ninth annual Sustainable Health Care Spending Symposium on July 9 on Capitol Hill.

Altarum Joins ABMS Portfolio Program, Expanding Reach of Its Continuing Health Care Education Initiative

July 01, 2019 | Announcement

The American Board of Medical Specialties announced today that Altarum has joined its Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program, enabling physicians who are board certified by one or more of the 18 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program to earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for approved Altarum practice improvement and quality improvement activities.

Altarum Urges OMB to Consider Alternatives to its Proposed Approach to Improving the Official Poverty Measure

June 24, 2019 | Announcement

Altarum experts warn against changes to the OPM that could undercount the number of Americans in need of services that are critical to better health and economic outcomes among the most vulnerable in society.

Altarum's Research on Low-Value and High-Value Care Featured in Modern Healthcare

June 21, 2019 | Announcement

Modern Healthcare reports on Altarum's research, which showed slower decreases in spending growth on low-value care services than expected.