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A Vox article entitled “Trump admin backs off Obama-era cost-cutting program” cites the Leavitt Partners “Accountable Care Organizations In 2016: Private And Public-Sector Growth And Dispersion” Health Affairs Blog. The article states, “The ACO program has quickly expanded across the country. The consulting firm Leavitt Partners identified 838 ACOs as of this past spring” and links directly to the Health Affairs Blog.
A Kansas City Star article entitled “KanCare last in customer satisfaction, J.D. Power reports” referenced Leavitt Partners’ KanCare report. The article states, “But a report published last November by the Leavitt Partners consulting firm determined that KanCare had delivered on the cost savings, but not the quality metrics.”
John Poelman’s remarks at the at the 2017 14th Annual MHA Business Summit were highlighted in a Pharmacy Practice News article entitled “Pay Models Add More Value To Post–Acute Care Equation.” John noted that the U.S. health care system is currently 25 years into the transition to value-based care, and that it would be another 10-15 years before it “really permeates through the industry.”
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the CDC, in 2015 over 33,000 people died from opioid overdose in the United States, and in 2013 prescription opioid abuse cost the U.S. economy approximately $78.5 billion in costs related to health care, crime, and loss of productivity. Opioid abuse and the related overdose deaths […]
Given the well-publicized challenges with the individual market, carriers’ product development and pricing process for 2018 has been particularly difficult. In an effort to give insurers some reprieve, last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services extended the deadline for issuers to make changes to their rate filings from August 16 to September 5. However, […]
David Muhlestein weighed-in on ACO performance for a Bloomberg article entitled “Accountable Care Organizations Could Be Missing Out on Millions.” David said, “The biggest challenge ACOs are facing is being able to create these new service and payment systems. It’s difficult to change an industry’s culture. These are huge organizational changes that take time and the reality is it takes longer than we would like it to be. It’s a generational transformation.”
A Becker’s Hospital Review article entitled “You can’t spell MACRA without MA” references the Leavitt Partners “Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017″ Health Affairs Blog. “Not surprisingly, MACRA is driving an increase in ACO and other APM models; between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017 the market experienced 11% growth of ACOs alone, according to recent Health Affairs analysis of the Leavitt Partners ACO Database commissioned to track the growth of accountable care.”
A Becker’s Hospital Review article entitled “Price most important factor in consumers’ individual insurance market choice, Leavitt Partners says” highlights the Leavitt Partners Price, Consumer Choice, and Health Care Marketplaces white paper. The article notes that, “Price held more clout than insurers’ network and brand when consumers chose health plans on the individual ACA exchanges, according to recent Leavitt Partners study” and links directly to the paper.
An Open Minds article entitled “MSSP ACOs Missed $886M in Potential Revenue By Avoiding Risk” references the Leavitt Partners “Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017″ Health Affairs Blog. The article notes that “As of the end of the first quarter of 2017, there were 923 active public and private accountable care organizations (ACOs) in operation, up by 92 over the first quarter of 2016, and outlines six additional key findings.
Governor Leavitt provided two predictions regarding the upcoming ACA enrollment for a Washington Post article entitled “The first Obamacare enrollment season of the Trump era is still a mystery.” First, he noted that the White House is likely to “cancel enough contracts . . . to make it very clear the future is going to be very different than the past. Second, he predicted the government is unlikely to back away entirely from its role in the marketplaces in the administration’s first year. “If you are the secretary of health, you don’t want to buy yourself a huge mess at the end of the year . . . by creating such an abrupt shift that the administration gets that blame,” he said.