• The Ohio State University, PhD
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, JD
  • Brigham Young University, BA in Philosophy

David Muhlestein

Director of Research

David Muhlestein, PhD, is Director of Research at Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence business, where he oversees the firm’s quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the changing health care landscape.  He has extensively studied the growth of accountable care organizations with the Center for Accountable Care Intelligence and leads the firm’s study of geographic variation in health care markets.  His general research interests focus on applying a legal and legislative lens to quantify and evaluate health policies for the benefit of government and private policymakers.

Dr. Muhlestein earned his doctorate in Health Services Management and Policy, JD, MHA and MS from The Ohio State University and a BA from Brigham Young University.

Health Plan Week
According to David Muhlestein, claims data needs to be addressed in order for bundled payments to expand, noting that “Some things are straightforward. So they have what they call groupers where the...
Crain’s Chicago Business
In a recent Crain’s Chicago Business article, David Muhlestein noted that Blue Cross is at the forefront of a new effort to route patients into an ACO as a way to improve care while cutting costs. ...