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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.”
Health Affairs Blog published a Leavitt Partners piece entitled “Changing Payments: The Landscape of Current CMS Payment Models Foreshadow Future Plans.” The blog outlines Historical Evolution of Medicare Payment Models and recent Medicare activities, as well as an analysis of portfolio programs and future directions.
On Monday, January 23, U.S. District Judge John Bates issued his highly-anticipated decision regarding the Department of Justice’s anti-trust challenge that blocked the proposed $37 billion- merger between Aetna and Humana. The ruling in favor of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is significant because of the merger’s potential to cause Medicare Advantage disruptions and other […]
A HealthPayerIntelligence article entitled “Should Accountable Care Organizations Include Social Services?” references the Leavitt Partners and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Measuring Total Investments in Health: Promoting Dialogue and Carving a Path Forward” paper. The article states, “Accountable care organizations and healthcare payers looking to reduce medical spending as well as improve health outcomes should consider […]
A MedPage Today article entitled “AAP: Learn from Early Adopters in Pediatric ACOs” highlights the “Pediatric Accountable Care Organizations: Insight From Early Adopters” research conducted by Leavitt Partners and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The article cites the five case students and four main areas where there are opportunities for the AAP to assist pediatric […]
A HealthPayerIntelligence article entitled “Stakeholders Offer Key Principles for Alternative Payment Models” quotes Governor Leavitt, “I am confident that the migration toward value-based care will continue regardless of what happens in the next few months. There is a remarkable amount of bipartisan agreement when it comes to payment and delivery reforms, as evidenced by legislation […]