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Continuing Education is Key to Sustained Quality Improvement in Health Care

August 29, 2019 | Announcement

Continuing education is central to improving quality of health care while lowering costs. That’s why we've launched a nationally accredited continuing education initiative that offers MOC Part IV programs that lead to system-wide change.

What They Did: CBOs and the Community-based Care Transitions Program

August 21, 2019 | Perspective

Now that the health care sector is focusing on social determinants of health (SDOH) in older adults and actively pursuing partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) to meet a surging demand for supportive services, it’s an excellent time to ask: What do we already know from key demonstration programs in this space?

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 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.