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Improving Medical Care Operations and Support for Veterans
Altarum's Veterans Community Action Teams (VCAT) provides resources for those looking to help Veterans in Michigan and beyond.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted a rule in 2009 that required covered entities (health plans, health care providers, and health care clearinghouses) that conduct electronic Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act standard transactions to move from ICD-9 to the next generation ICD-10 code sets by October 1, 2013.
Altarum’s UBO Program Office Support Team assists the DHA, the Military Departments (Army, Navy, and Air Force), and the National Capital Region Medical Directorate with improving revenue cycle operations throughout the Military Health System (MHS), implementing shared services operations and best practices, and generally contributing to the DHA mission.
Veterans Health Administration Consolidated Patient Account Center (CPAC) Program Workforce Development (WFD)
CPAC sought Altarum to initiate a WFD Training Needs Analysis to perform a comprehensive assessment of current CPAC WFD performance, identify gaps in services, and provide recommendations based on industry best practices to improve overall program effectiveness.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2011, suicide accounted for more than 39,500 deaths—approximately one person every 13 minutes.
Altarum provides studies and biostatistical analysis support services to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Business Support Directorate (BSD).
In collaboration with the Defense Manpower Data Center, Altarum launched a data quality improvement initiative to progressively analyze Defense Health Agency data for inaccuracy and duplication to create a more accurate Standard Insurance Table (SIT).
Childbirth can be risky for mothers and babies, and although modern obstetrical care yields good outcomes for most, some births may end in injury or death.
The VCAT model is a national best practice that has been piloted, implemented, and sustained for more than 5 years in San Diego, California, and San Antonio, Texas, by service providers, advocates, volunteers, and other community leaders who demonstrate their support every day.
Altarum Using Cell Phone Messaging to Address Veteran Behavioral Health Issues Project.
While there are no cures for chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, or congestive heart failure, careful management of symptoms and patient education is widely believed to improve patients’ perceptions of their quality of life, prolong life, and reduce some medical costs.
Altarum developed nationwide drive time profiles that can quickly answer questions concerning the adequacy of beneficiary access to TRICARE provider networks comprised of thousands of providers across the United States.
Military Health System Medical Military Construction Economic Analyses (EAs) and Health Care Requirements Analyses (HCRAs)
For the MHS, Altarum developed the Health Care Requirements Analysis approach for forecasting the health care needs of local populations and determining the most cost-effective manner for meeting those needs.
Altarum estimated the potential cost of returning Veterans to DHHS-funded behavioral health care systems for ASPE.
Altarum supports the SAMHSA's Access to Recovery (ATR) grant program by providing technical assistance, training, publications and meeting support to help states, tribes, and community-based organizations develop recovery-oriented systems of care.
Altarum assists Navy Medicine in quantitatively describing the quality of care being provided to obstetric inpatients in both Naval and private sector hospitals.
The Military Health System (MHS) provides health care services and benefits to more than nine million beneficiaries throughout the world.
Altarum worked closely with staff from the NCVAS to improve their ability to meet their mission to collect, analyze, publish and disseminate statistics on Veteran populations and the Department of Veterans Affairs programs and operations to VA and congressional leadership and our citizenry.