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Anne Montgomery and Sarah Slocum, co-directors of Altarum’s Program to Improve Eldercare, share five federal policies that should be enacted to ensure nursing home residents receive adequate protection from the novel coronavirus and future pandemics.
Health care jobs have begun to return, starting with the outpatient settings that were most impacted by the Covid-19 shutdown.
May 2020 data, including April Personal Income and Outlays released the morning of May 29, paint perhaps the strangest U.S. health sector picture ever: plummeting health care spending and employment with (weighted) prices spiking. In this analysis, we use our Health Sector Economic Indicators framework to analyze health spending and selected components, and provide updates on labor and price trends.
To help promote safe opioid prescribing in dentistry, Altarum has teamed up with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Network to develop a free online training course for Continuing Dental Education credit.
In this piece, we examine federal actions to address food insecurity due to the pandemic, particularly USDA waivers for federal food assistance programs, and offer recommendations for state actions to strengthen these programs.
While parts of the health system are stretched to the breaking point, the business of routine health care is shut down like the rest of the economy, and providers are facing unprecedented financial losses.
The initiative will help organizations in six states increase engagement of community residents so they can be more effective participants in shaping a health system that addresses their needs.
Almost overnight, we have gone from concerns generated by government projections that suggest higher prices will accelerate health care spending to concerns over the financial solvency of providers.