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Reducing Opioid Use Disorders Among New Mothers in Central Texas

January 25, 2019 | Perspective

The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder quadrupled between 1999 and 2014, and other research shows that new mothers are particularly at risk for opioid dependency in the months after childbirth. We're working to help some of these mothers in Central Texas.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Face Daunting Financial and Social Challenges, Altarum Survey Shows

December 12, 2018 | Press Release

Grandparents who are raising children displaced by the opioid crisis and other behavioral health issues are putting off retirement in order to support their grandchildren, according to new research by Altarum.

Advocacy and the Global Demographic “Age Wave”—What is Being Done to Help Family Caregivers?

November 28, 2018 | Perspective

In America and worldwide, the “age wave” has gathered in force—no more so than in Japan, where 27 percent of the population is already older than age 65, a number that will rise to 40 percent by 2060. Policymakers, spurred by widespread public interest in Gratton and Scott’s influential book, “The 100-Year Life” (London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016), recently em¬braced this stark demographic fact.

Watch out for the Medicaid Cliff!

November 19, 2018 | Perspective

Many Americans don’t realize that Medicare does not pay for LTSS; forcing them to pay out-of-pocket for these services—or spend down to Medicaid by forfeiting almost all assets and income. Altarum is working to build public momentum to address the disparity in income caps that exist for institutional care vs. home and community-based services.

Altarum's George Miller Joins Health Affairs' Council on Health Care Spending and Value

November 01, 2018 | Announcement

George Miller, PhD, of Altarum’s Center for Value in Health Care, will serve alongside a distinguished group of 20 policy experts on a new Council on Health Care Spending and Value established by the policy journal Health Affairs.

States Move to Chart a Path for More Reliable, Affordable LTSS

September 25, 2018 | Perspective

On May 4, 2018, the Michigan State Legislature voted to assemble a group of experts to craft a blueprint to guide the future of the state's age wave. We take a closer look at similar opportunities to create smart adaptations to existing LTSS programs, and to create new and more efficient initiatives.

Optimizing Health Care Resource Allocation - The Research Consortium For Health Care Value Assessment

September 21, 2018 | Perspective

Traditional approaches to reducing health care spending often involve eroding coverage for care indiscriminately and fail to take a holistic perspective on all sources of costs and value. We believe that affordability in health care delivery is best achieved by efficiently allocating costs across the entire budget and spectrum of care.

Altarum and VBID Health Launch Consortium to Address Waste in Health Care

September 20, 2018 | Press Release

Altarum and VBID Health today announce the launch of the Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment, a PhRMA Foundation-funded initiative that brings together researchers working in health care value to collaborate, share findings, and develop research ideas to help address inefficiencies in health care.