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Enhancing Collaboration and Communication Between Medical and Community Settings

December 12, 2017 | Perspective

As evidence accumulates on how community-based organizations (CBO) can cost effectively meet the medical and long-term care needs of older adults through supportive services, the importance of linking multiple data streams across settings becomes clear.

Altarum's Response to CMS's Request for a "New Direction"

December 01, 2017 | Announcement

Altarum responded to the CMS Innovation Center’s informal Request for Information on a new direction to promote patient-centered care and test market-driven reforms that empower beneficiaries as consumers, provide price transparency, increase choices and competition to drive quality, reduce costs, and improve outcomes.

Sluggish Hospital Spending Continues to Restrain Growth in Overall Health Spending

November 09, 2017 | Press Release

Total health spending growth in September was 4.3% higher compared to a year earlier primarily due to slow growth in hospital spending.

Re-Designing Society for Our Future Selves

September 25, 2017 | Perspective

Imagine that the government assembled a “Medicare Design Commission” that includes not only the usual assorted experts, but at least as many 88-year old women living alone on Social Security in second floor walk-ups, aiming to have them represent the target population of elderly people coming to face the multiple challenges of disabilities, caregiving, and finances. What would emerge as the top priorities for an insurance plan?

Pick up the PACE to a New World of Eldercare

August 21, 2017 | Perspective

What do you need to know in order to remain in your own home as the years advance? Where can you turn for good, reliable services in a costly, chaotic, constantly shifting health care system? One possible answer is PACE (the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) program.

Presidential Opioid Commission’s Final Recommendations Must Include Recovery Supports

August 08, 2017 | Perspective

The federal Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis last week released its much anticipated recommendations. Some of them were bold and constructive, but a critical piece to solving this challenge—supporting people in recovery—was missing.

Socio-economic Disparities Pose Risk to Texas Economic Growth and Business Prosperity

March 20, 2017 | Press Release

Texas has long enjoyed one of the strongest economies in the nation, but widening disparities among the state’s growing population, particularly among minority groups, puts this growth at risk.

The Public Attitude on Caregiving in 2016—The America CARES Forum

January 10, 2017 | Perspective

On November 14, 2016, six days after the election, Altarum's Program to Improve Eldercare and Caring Across Generations (CAG) hosted a national forum: America CARES. We talked broadly about what voters signaled they wanted; what implications the election may have for our work looking ahead; and what our primary objectives are as our country hurtles into the longevity era.