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July 12th, 2017

A Healthcare Business News article entitled “Partnering with Local SNFs Lowers Readmissions: Study” references the Leavitt Partners “Optimizing the Value of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in Value-Based Care: Insights for Hospitals & Health System” white paper. “Getting patients to the appropriate level of care is also key,” Natalie Burton said in an interview. “Insuring that patients are treated at the right place at the right time helps manage the overall cost of care. We’ve also seen improved quality outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.”

July 11th, 2017

Laura Summers weighed-in on the impact of Illinois’ budget crisis on Medicaid health insurers for a Crain’s Chicago Business article entitled “The problem in Illinois no one is talking about.” Laura noted that the situation, which has resulted in insurers being owed a combined $3 billion of the state’s roughly $15 billion in overdue bills, could be creating “less of a willingness to find new members.”

July 10th, 2017

Susan Winckler and Eric Marshall co-authored a Financial Express article entitled “Drug serialisation: Packaging level terminology confusion is challenging for product exported from India.” The article discusses how supply chain complexities have increased over the years, raising concerns about security and authenticity of products.

July 10th, 2017

The Leavitt Partners “Optimizing the Value of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in Value-Based Care: Insights for Hospitals & Health System” white paper was featured in a Provider article entitled “SNFs Are Partners of Choice for Many Hospitals in Value-Based Care Models.” Natalie Burton was interviewed for the article and said, “Organizations that work with SNFs can cut costs and improve patient care through true care coordination. Hospitals and others that skip the SNF in the care continuum are not truly coordinating their patients’ care. They also are missing an opportunity to align their interests with SNFs and to deliver high-quality care while optimizing episode costs.”

July 10th, 2017

Editorial: A editorial written by Dr. Karen DeSalvo was published in the Annals of Family Medicine on Monday, July 10. The piece, entitled “Bending the Trends,” explores how addressing social factors and transitioning to a public health model can improve health outcomes at a lower cost, create the conditions where everyone can be healthy, and […]

July 8th, 2017

Laura Summers weighed-in on the impact of Illinois’ budget crisis on Medicaid health insurers for a Crain’s Chicago Business article entitled “The problem in Illinois no one is talking about.” Laura noted that the situation, which has resulted in insurers being owed a combined $3 billion of the state’s roughly $15 billion in overdue bills, […]

June 30th, 2017

Today (Friday, June 30), Health Affairs Blog published “State Single Payer And Medicaid Buy-In: A Look At California, New York, And Nevada.” The piece – written by Douglas Hervey, Sean Mullin, and Austin Bordelon – examines high-profile state-driven solutions to address consumer access and price related concerns developed by three states. The authors note that […]

June 29th, 2017

A FierceHealthcare article entitled “Number of ACOs grows, but sustained growth requires reduced administrative burden” noted that, “According to an analysis from Leavitt Partners and published in Health Affairs…ACOs cover more than 32 million lives, a growth of 2.2 million in the past year and accounting for 10% of the U.S. population.” The analysis was […]

June 29th, 2017

A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “Accountable Care Organizations Continue to Grow With 11% Boost” referenced the Health Affairs Blog “Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017.” The article states, “The Leavitt Partners and Accountable Care Learning Collaborative analysis also showed that ACOs covered over 32 million lives by the start of 2017, representing a […]

June 29th, 2017

Rama on Healthcare highlighted the Health Affairs Blog “Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017.” The piece, written by David Muhlestein in collaboration with Mark McClellan and Rob Saunders at Duke, provides the latest Leavitt Partners/ACLC ACO tracking data and analysis.

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