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In support of up to 150 health centers participating in the initiative, Altarum and partner Arbor Research Collaborative for Health have been awarded a 27-month contract by the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) to provide training, technical assistance, measurement, and evaluation services.
Senior Analyst Rhyan recently spoke with CNN’s Tami Luhby on why health care costs are not rising at rates consumers are experiencing in other areas.
“The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality” report from The National Academies Press features Altarum’s Systems Change Tracking Tool and social isolation study.
In this paper, we use publicly reported data on the distribution of funds in 2020 under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), combined with estimates of total federal support funds by setting from the CMS estimates of National Health Expenditures (NHE), to estimate where the dollars distributed under each program went by health care setting and to examine the degree to which each program was important to the financial stability of each setting.
Altarum Fellow George Miller, Program Director Ani Turner, and Senior Analyst Corey Rhyan, along with Katherine Hempstead of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently published a commentary on CMS' national health expenditure projections in Health Affairs Forefront.
In the latest entry in our series examining PACE’s Covid-19 response, we share our findings regarding virtual care delivery successes and barriers at six PACE sites across the country. We also make the case for building a stronger evidence base to guide the future integration of virtual services in a program known for its human touch.
A blog post published in Health Affairs Forefront describes how a new tool from Altarum’s Healthcare Value Hub provides critical information about states’ performance in four domains of action related to health care affordability.
The January jobs report gives us our first look at calendar year 2021 health care employment. According to the Current Employment Statistics, or “establishment” survey, health care employment increased very slightly in 2021, ending the year up 0.4%, or 63,000 jobs compared to December 2020. But beneath this modest overall growth there was a marked shift from institutional settings to ambulatory care settings—view the numbers and Altarum's initial analysis.