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On Monday, Governor Mike Leavitt discussed the failure of the AHCA with David Gura on Bloomberg Markets. Governor Leavitt said, “I think the pause is a healthy thing and that we will move toward a more bipartisan discussion in time, which will bring the far right into the conversation and make the policy better.” He […]
Interoperability within health care has long been a goal within the health care IT ecosystem. Historically, interoperability has been focused on providers exchanging data with other providers under HIPAA. Although advances have been made, true data liquidity between providers, consumers, and caregivers has yet to be achieved. It is essential to find better ways to […]
A RCM Answers article entitled “What’s Happening with Value Based Reimbursement in 2017” references the Leavitt Partners “Projected Growth of Accountable Care Organizations (2015)” white paper, stating that “In 2015, Leavitt Partners estimated almost 800 Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial ACOs covering over 23 million lives, and projected that number to grow to over 2600 covering […]
During HIMSS17, David Smith, Chief Development Officer at Leavitt Partners Consulting, was the keynote speaker at EHRA annual general membership dinner. David spoke about the political environment, policy implications, and thoughts regarding Health IT in the months to come.
On Tuesday, a high-profile committee at the National Academy of Medicine, including Governor Mike Leavitt, released a blueprint to address challenges to U.S. health care that go beyond insurance coverage. The panel’s four priorities to address high health costs and existing disparities: 1) Ensure that payment rewards high-quality, affordable care; 2) Empower people to be […]
A USA Today article entitled “Obamacare overhaul proposals create uncertainty for patients, providers” includes commentary from Governor Leavitt regarding ACA repeal and replace options for Medicaid. Governor Leavitt, referencing a request he received from Republican members of Congress to come up with a formula to divide block grant money among the states during his time […]
Governor Leavitt commented on the Republican ACA repeal and replace strategy for a Modern Healthcare article entitled “GOP conservatives and moderates hit discordant notes on ACA repeal.” Governor Leavitt said, “There’s no question we’ll see a repeal-and-replace bill. But how do you define repeal and replace?”
On Tuesday, the Population Health Alliance announced that Clay Alspach will be a keynote speaker at the PHA Forum on March 27, 2017 in Philadelphia. The release includes a quote from Governor Leavitt: “Population health is a foundational component of our strategy for Leavitt Partners,” says Governor Mike Leavitt, founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners […]
During a podcast from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN, Governor Leavitt shared his prediction that the GOP’s ability to fully repeal the ACA will be constrained by the realities of health care economics. “There will be some new things, but for the most part it’s going to be finding ways to […]
On October 13, 2015, your humble blogger received the AIS Inside Health Insurance Exchange quote of the day related to non-payment of the Risk Corridor payments, “…. there was a contract going into this that there would be certain protections… and plans would price as best as they could, knowing that there was no actuarial precedent for the risk. The news that CMS could pay carriers 12 cents for every dollar requested for the first year of the risk corridor program felt like Lucy moving the football at the last second.”