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We Can't Let Infant Mortality Disparities Continue

January 05, 2018 | Perspective

The rate at which children die in the first year of life—a basic measure of population health—has declined in the U.S. over the past decade, but remains higher than peer nations, and varies dramatically for populations across the country.

Health Care Spending Growth Appears to Stabilize in 2016, 2017

December 15, 2017 | Press Release

New data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which show slower growth in 2016, combined with other slow-growth trends in 2017, suggest overall national health spending is stabilizing, according to Altarum’s monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs.

WIC Pilot Program Launches Preventive Dental Services to Children in Detroit and Beyond

December 14, 2017 | Press Release

A partnership between several nonprofit and government organizations has led to more than 1,000 children over the past year visiting a dentist in Wayne County. The pilot program, funded by the Delta Dental Foundation, brings together Altarum’s Michigan Caries Prevention Program and McMillen Health to provide oral health training and program evaluation to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.

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.

Controlling Healthcare Spending Through Bundled Payments

November 21, 2017 | Press Release

Altarum and Payer Compass announce the combining of Altarum’s PROMETHEUS Analytics®, the model for all bundled payment programs implemented in the United States, and Payer Compass’s proprietary claim pricing technology, VisMed, to deliver a true, complete cost for healthcare procedures.

Altarum Introduces Payformance Solutions to Facilitate Value-Based Reimbursement Contracts

November 16, 2017 | Press Release

Nonprofit research and consulting organization Altarum announces the launch of a new company, Payformance Solutions, an innovative provider of value-based reimbursement solutions and services, to advance payment transformation in the healthcare industry.

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.

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.