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Watch out for the Medicaid Cliff!

November 19, 2018 | Perspective

Many Americans don’t realize that Medicare does not pay for LTSS; forcing them to pay out-of-pocket for these services—or spend down to Medicaid by forfeiting almost all assets and income. Altarum is working to build public momentum to address the disparity in income caps that exist for institutional care vs. home and community-based services.

Altarum's George Miller Joins Health Affairs' Council on Health Care Spending and Value

November 01, 2018 | Announcement

George Miller, PhD, of Altarum’s Center for Value in Health Care, will serve alongside a distinguished group of 20 policy experts on a new Council on Health Care Spending and Value established by the policy journal Health Affairs.

States Move to Chart a Path for More Reliable, Affordable LTSS

September 25, 2018 | Perspective

On May 4, 2018, the Michigan State Legislature voted to assemble a group of experts to craft a blueprint to guide the future of the state's age wave. We take a closer look at similar opportunities to create smart adaptations to existing LTSS programs, and to create new and more efficient initiatives.

Optimizing Health Care Resource Allocation - The Research Consortium For Health Care Value Assessment

September 21, 2018 | Perspective

Traditional approaches to reducing health care spending often involve eroding coverage for care indiscriminately and fail to take a holistic perspective on all sources of costs and value. We believe that affordability in health care delivery is best achieved by efficiently allocating costs across the entire budget and spectrum of care.

Altarum and VBID Health Launch Consortium to Address Waste in Health Care

September 20, 2018 | Press Release

Altarum and VBID Health today announce the launch of the Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment, a PhRMA Foundation-funded initiative that brings together researchers working in health care value to collaborate, share findings, and develop research ideas to help address inefficiencies in health care.

Health Care Employment Accelerates as Health Spending Growth Remains Stable

September 14, 2018 | Press Release

At $3.67 trillion (seasonally adjusted annual rate), national health spending in July 2018 was 4.8 percent higher than it was in July 2017, and the health spending share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 17.8 percent.

Michigan Health Endowment Fund Partners with Altarum to Evaluate Behavioral Health Access for Michigan Residents

August 21, 2018 | Press Release

People living with mental illness or addiction die an average of 25 years earlier than the general population, yet many Michigan residents face barriers to critical treatment. The Michigan Health Endowment Fund (Health Fund) has commissioned a study to review and report on access to mental health and substance use disorder treatments for Michigan residents.

Revised Data Signal Accelerating Health Care Spending Growth

August 08, 2018 | Press Release

At $3.66 trillion (seasonally adjusted annual rate), national health spending in June 2018 was 5.2 percent higher than it was in June 2017, and the health spending share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 17.9 percent.