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The Impact of Prescription Drug Rebates on Health Plans and Consumers

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April 26, 2018

Who benefits from manufacturer drug rebates? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines the impact of behind-the-scenes rebates on both health plans and consumers.

The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth

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April 24, 2018

The United States economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment, according to a national study released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Altarum.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Ohio

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February 12, 2018

Altarum helped Lorain County, Ohio create a roadmap for addressing the opioid crisis, beginning with a comprehensive assessment to determine challenges and gaps that were hindering the community's ability to respond at full capacity.

Measuring the Impact of Transparency

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January 19, 2018

In partnership with the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), Altarum developed a new PROMETHEUS report to power a consumer-friendly transparency dashboard that displays cost and quality information at facilities where a significant number of Maryland residents receive care.

The potential societal benefit of eliminating the opioid crisis exceeds $95 billion per year

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November 16, 2017

The cost of the opioid crisis exceeded $95 billion in 2016, according to analysis recently released by Altarum, underscoring the importance of swift investment in evidence-based interventions.

Price Transparency and Physician Quality Report Card 2017

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November 8, 2017

Most states fail to provide consumers with the information they need to make informed health care choices and even fewer provide data on the price and quality of care together, according to a report by independent nonprofit organizations Altarum and Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR).

Affordable Care Act & Title X Family Planning Services: How the Changing Healthcare Landscape Has Affected Service Use and Billing Practices

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June 30, 2017

To identify the barriers, strategies, and infrastructure required for Title X centers to contract with health insurers, as well as successful systems whereby Title X providers can provide confidential services while billing insurance for the visit, the Altarum, in partnership with the Urban Institute, conducted a qualitative case study inquiry of current practices of providers, states, and health plans that may inform future practice and policy.

A 10-Year Projection of the Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures, Including Nonretail

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May 24, 2017

The latest forecast of national health expenditures (NHE) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has prescription drug spending comprising 10.1% of national health spending in 2015 and increasing to 10.8% in 2025.

A Comparison of Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics Disease-Price Indexes

Online Article, PDF Publication

May 1, 2017

The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast BEA's new accounts that estimate health spending by disease category and BLS's Experimental Disease Price Index and to suggest areas for future improvements.

Information Technology and the Aging Network: Opportunities to Enhance Information Technology Capacity

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April 25, 2017

The purpose of this report is to examine opportunities for the Aging Network to expand partnerships with health care organizations and other entities through focusing on the value of investing in information technology (IT).

The Business Case for Expanding Opportunity and Equity in Texas

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March 20, 2017

If current gaps in education, health, and income don’t narrow among people of color in Texas, the future economic stakes are high.

Consumer-Centric Healthcare: Rhetoric vs. Reality

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March 1, 2017

This paper introduces an infographic for thinking about the consumer’s healthcare engagement points, provides evidence of consumers’ preferences and needs for each touch point in the life-cycle, shows how our system too often fails to address consumer preferences and needs, outlines how these failings could be addressed, and encourages a discussion of how to elevate, support, validate and authenticate the consumer's voice.

Confidentiality: Opportunities and Barriers for Family Planning

Fact Sheet, PDF Publication

February 8, 2017

The Assessing the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Title X Family Planning Services Project is a research study collaboration between Altarum and Urban Institutes.

Debunking the Argument that the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Program (BPCI) Contributed to Higher Procedure Volumes

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February 7, 2017

A recent study linked Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) focusing on lower extremity joint replacements to lower costs of care.

Addressing the Unmet Medical and Social Needs of Complex Patients

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February 1, 2017

Models of care that are data driven, tailored to patient needs and integrate care from healthcare and social service providers are extremely promising and deserve the sustained attention of policymakers and advocates.

Right Place, Right Time: Consumer Perspectives

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January 17, 2017

This report focuses on the needs of lower-income consumers, Medicaid beneficiaries, the uninsured, caregivers, and Spanish speakers, and how health care information can be delivered at the right place and right time to maximize consumer value.

Measuring Healthcare Value at the State Level: A Call to Action

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December 1, 2016

This report is a call to action that details the minimum five data domains states should track as part of a broad commitment to better healthcare value for their residents.

The Promise and Challenge of Implementing A Community Health Worker Strategy To Reduce Infant Mortality

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October 1, 2016

The Promise and Challenge of Implementing A Community Health Worker Strategy To Reduce Infant Mortality

Experiences Engaging Healthcare When Dizzy

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August 23, 2016

Dizziness is a common yet difficult symptom to manage in patients seeking medical care. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of participants with dizziness engaging the medical community for help.

Correcting for the 2007 MEPS Discontinuity in Medical Condition Spending and Treated Prevalence

Online Article, PDF Publication

August 16, 2016

Under a contract with the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Altarum has updated estimates of spending by medical condition that were first published in 2009 and that covered the years 1996 through 2005.


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It Takes YOUR Community Transcript


Transcript from the "It Takes YOUR Community" symposium that convened on December 5, 2017. This symposium provides the tools needed to advocate and plan community-based health and long-term services and supports for the coming Age Wave.

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