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Altarum's 2016 Annual Report

July 07, 2017 | Annual Report

At Altarum, we are driven to create a better, more sustainable future for all Americans by applying research-based and field-tested solutions that transform our systems of health and health care.

Affordable Care Act & Title X Family Planning Services

June 30, 2017 | Report

This report presents the results of this study and the implications for state health insurance law and regulations, the health insurance system, and the contracting and billing practices of Title X-funded health centers.

Health Sector Trend Report, June 2017

June 28, 2017 | Health Sector Trend Report

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in June 2017.

June 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 08, 2017 | Health Sector Economic Indicator

With health care employment growth down by 10,000 per month, prices slowing across the board, and total spending growth also down 0.5% from last year’s rate, private and public sector purchasers may feel some relief compared to the acceleration of...

Health Sector Trend Report, May 2017

May 31, 2017 | Health Sector Trend Report

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in May 2017.

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

May 24, 2017 | Research Brief

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.

Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing

May 24, 2017 | Research Brief

Altarum's Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing program improves conscientious prescribing, patient education, and prescription tracking (utilizing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs) among ambulatory providers.

May 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

May 11, 2017 | Health Sector Economic Indicator

The health care sector added 19,500 new jobs in April, putting the average for the first 4 months of 2017 at just under 20,000 jobs per month, a considerable decrease from the 32,000 per month seen in 2015 and 2016.