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Comparing Altarum’s Health Sector Economic Indicators Spending Estimates with the 2021 National Health Expenditure Accounts

January 26, 2023 | Perspective

The latest Altarum Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs incorporate new health spending data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), confirming the slowdown we had been reporting in national health spending growth in 2021. This accompanying blog provides a detailed comparison of the new 2021 CMS data with our previous HSEI estimates for 2021.

Altarum Announces Thomas Ranese as New Board of Trustees Member

January 17, 2023 | Announcement

Altarum announced today that Thomas Ranese, a marketing executive and LQBTQA+ advocate, has joined Altarum’s Board of Trustees, effective January 1, 2023.

Michael Monson Testifies to State of Ohio’s Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee

December 22, 2022 | Announcement

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, Altarum Chief Executive Officer and President Michael Monson presented to the State of Ohio’s Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee on innovative practices states are adopting to improve care for Medicaid participants and advancements in integration of care for individuals who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Access to Behavioral Health Care Remains a Challenge in Michigan

December 13, 2022 | Press Release

A new report from Altarum finds that access to mental illness and substance use disorder treatment remains a critical issue in Michigan. Funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, the report uses 2019 data to provide a picture of access just prior to the pandemic.

Altarum Awarded Grant from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

November 15, 2022 | Announcement

Altarum is honored to receive grant from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This generous gift recognizes Altarum’s impact in advancing the health of individuals with fewer financial resources and populations disenfranchised by the health care system.

Altarum Receives Contract Extension to Lead HL7 Helios FHIR Accelerator for Public Health

November 07, 2022 | Announcement

Not-for-profit, standards development organization HL7® International recently awarded Altarum a contract extension to provide program leadership of their Helios FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) Accelerator for Public Health through September 2023. Learn how Helios advances public health interoperability through the refinement, adoption, and implementation of HL7 standards.

CDC Awards Altarum Five-Year Grant to Lead National Coalition for Sexual Health

September 22, 2022 | Announcement

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded Altarum a grant to continue its leadership of the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) through 2027. The award allows Altarum to build on its successful collaboration with a highly engaged coalition of over 200 national organizations and experts committed to advancing sexual health and improving the overall health of Americans.

Altarum Report Details How Culture Change in Nursing Homes Improved Quality of Life During Covid-19

August 29, 2022 | Announcement

Nursing homes that embraced culture change principles prior to Covid-19 largely maintained or expanded their efforts to focus on resident quality of life and person-centered care principles, a new study from Altarum and a group of leading culture-change organizations finds. Learn key findings from our recent survey of 62 nursing homes in 30 states.