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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.

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 Impact Of IMPACT

October 28, 2014 | Perspective

The world of Medicare post-acute care (PAC), which as a general rule covers the 90-day period following hospitalization, is set to change.

New Roadmap for End-of-Life Care

September 17, 2014 | Press Release

Americans express strong views when asked about the care that they want to receive when they are dying. In general, they prefer to die at home and to remain in charge of decisions about their care. However, evidence suggests these wishes are not likely to be fulfilled.

Geographic Variation In Health Care Spending—What Direction For Policy?

September 05, 2013 | Perspective

Last month, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published their much-awaited report titled “Variation in Health Care Spending: Target Decision Making, Not Geography,” which recommends that CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) should not adjust Medicare payments geographically; instead, CMS should continue to focus on value-based payment reforms, such as patient-centered medical homes, bundled payments, and accountable care organizations.