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Altarum today announces the launch of a three-year culture change initiative in six major nursing homes under a project funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
US consumers spend an average of 34 minutes on travel and 11 minutes waiting each time they access health care services, a burden which represents an annual opportunity cost of $89 billion, according to analysis released today by Altarum.
The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder quadrupled between 1999 and 2014, and other research shows that new mothers are particularly at risk for opioid dependency in the months after childbirth. We're working to help some of these mothers in Central Texas.
Grandparents who are raising children displaced by the opioid crisis and other behavioral health issues are putting off retirement in order to support their grandchildren, according to new research by Altarum.
In America and worldwide, the “age wave” has gathered in force—no more so than in Japan, where 27 percent of the population is already older than age 65, a number that will rise to 40 percent by 2060. Policymakers, spurred by widespread public interest in Gratton and Scott’s influential book, “The 100-Year Life” (London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016), recently em¬braced this stark demographic fact.
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.
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.
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.