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COVID-19 Shocks the US Health Sector: A Review of Early Economic Impacts

December 17, 2020 | Perspective

Early analysis of 2020 Bureau of Economic Analysis data suggests ways that next year’s report from the CMS actuaries will look different from this year’s – or any year’s before that – with hospital spending down while prices are up, home health care substituting for nursing home case, and some professional services in dire straits.

In a Post-Covid World, More Services Can Be Delivered Remotely. How Will WIC Programs Successfully Navigate the Shift?

November 19, 2020 | Perspective

Covid-19 has changed how society functions in countless ways, from how we see the doctor to how we shop for groceries. These new routines were born out of necessity, but they’ve quickly become habits that will remain long after Covid-19 recedes. What does this mean for how we support families through WIC?

Altarum to Evaluate Telehealth Services During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic for the American Academy of Pediatrics

November 17, 2020 | Announcement

What can we learn from the rapid expansion of pediatric telehealth? This is the question that Altarum will explore in a new engagement with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Altarum's Program to Improve Eldercare and Nursing Home Survey Featured in Wall Street Journal

November 15, 2020 | Announcement

A special report on aging and retirement in the Wall Street Journal features insights from Sarah Slocum, co-director of Altarum's Program to Improve Eldercare, along with highlights from our recent survey of nursing home residents.

Health Care Has Recovered Nearly 1 Million Jobs but Is Still 590,000 Below February Level

November 06, 2020 | Perspective

Both health care and the overall economy continue to recover jobs lost, but both remain below pre-COVID-19 levels of employment, according to Altarum’s analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Altarum Launches Five-Year Project to Support the Maternal and Child Health Workforce and Research Programs

November 05, 2020 | Announcement

HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has enlisted Altarum in a five-year project to support the Bureau’s research and workforce training programs, including grantees from universities and affiliated MCH research, service, and other learning institutions.

New Report from Altarum and the National PACE Association Highlights the PACE Model of Care’s Flexibility and Resiliency in Response to Covid-19

October 22, 2020 | Press Release

A new report details how Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) have been effective at keeping nursing home-eligible enrollees safer in the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Survey of Nursing Home Residents Reveals Deep Emotional Toll of Social Isolation Under Covid-19

October 01, 2020 | Press Release

A new survey of nursing home residents by Altarum provides a rare glimpse into how Covid-19 restrictions of nursing facilities have impacted nearly every aspect of resident life and led to the unintended consequence of drastically reducing frail elders’ connection to community and family, a fundamental human need.