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June 14th, 2017

  Micro-Hospitals Defined While the health care industry continues to shift from volume to value, costs of inpatient care continue to rise, averaging $2,346 per inpatient per day. Consequently, payers and providers are seeking new ways to reduce hospital length of stay (LOS) and deliver care at less costly locations. One such mechanism is the […]

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June 12th, 2017

On May 18, Leavitt Partners Health Intelligence Partners hosted over 25 health care leaders from both the public and private sectors to discuss opportunities for advancing chronic disease prevention and management. Ursula Bauer from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, former Acting Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Karen DeSalvo, Dr. […]

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June 8th, 2017

As telehealth gains traction as a way to deliver health care, Medicare reimbursement remains a major obstacle to broad implementation due in part to scoring methodology from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Rather than decreasing health care costs, CBO’s scoring methodology assumes that telehealth increases utilization and therefore overall costs. Recent legislation on the Hill, […]

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June 7th, 2017

Cognizant published a paper entitled “How a Real-Time Automated Decision-Support Tool Can Cure the Prior Authorization Time Drain,” which was done in partnership with Leavitt Partners. The paper contextualizes promising results from a pilot program to automate medical and administrative policies and extrapolates how other organizations can leverage learnings to implement a PA solution that […]

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June 6th, 2017

On April 1, 2016, the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model program took effect, affecting roughly 800 hospitals across 67 markets.  Prior to the program becoming active, Leavitt Partners published a blog post stating, “Time will tell whether hospitals and providers will succeed with quality improvements and savings generation under this new program.” One […]

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June 5th, 2017

Introduction During the 1970s, in an effort to limit rising health care expenditures, several states adopted various forms of all-payer rate-setting models, where all payers pay the same price for services at a given facility. Over time, most state models failed and only Maryland’s all-payer hospital rate-setting system remains. Recently, there is renewed interest in […]

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June 2nd, 2017

The Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy published a study co-conducted by Leavitt Partners. The study, entitled Optimization of Medication Use at Accountable Care Organizations,” sought to understand how ACOs optimize medication use, and how those efforts affect the ACOs’ achieving their financial and quality goals.

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June 1st, 2017

The Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy published a study co-conducted by Leavitt Partners. The study, entitled Optimization of Medication Use at Accountable Care Organizations,” sought to understand how ACOs optimize medication use, and how those efforts affect the ACOs’ achieving their financial and quality goals.

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May 17th, 2017

A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “Key Capabilities for Population-Based Alternative Payment Models references the Leavitt Partners ““Accountable Care Organizations and Risk-Based Payment Arrangements: Strong Preference for Upside-Only Contracts” (November 2016) white paper. The article states, “Another recent report from Leavitt Partners also indicated that most accountable care organizations (ACOs) are either risk-adverse or still experimenting with […]

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May 15th, 2017

Bundled payments are a great option for organizations that are interested in taking on risk, but don’t have the appetite to form an ACO. Bundle payments group costs associated with a particular treatment or episode of care, offering health systems a longitudinal look at the care cycle that can help them efficiently allocate resources. The CMS Bundled […]

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