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Salt Lake City, November 15, 2017 – With Medicare Advantage open enrollment period already underway, it is important to examine the Medicare Advantage premiums paid by beneficiaries. Today, Leavitt Partners released, “Medicare Advantage Premiums Higher in Markets with Concentrated Health Plans,” a white paper that examines the relationship between the concentration (a measure of market competition) of Medicare Advantage plans and the out-of-pocket costs to beneficiaries, as well as the association between health system concentration and Medicare Advantage premiums.
Salt Lake City, October 23, 2017 –Today, Leavitt Partners released, “Nationally, Individual and Group Market Costs Increasingly Similar,” a white paper that examines total incurred costs and premiums per member per month for the individual, small, and large group markets from 2010 to 2016. The authors compare average claims expense across the individual and group […]
Salt Lake City, August 8, 2017 – Today, Leavitt Partners released “Price, Consumer Choice, and Health Care Marketplaces,” a new white paper addressing the need for more clarity about what dynamics are driving consumer choice in the health insurance marketplaces. Using data on plan premiums, brand, network size, and the exchange-eligible population for ten total […]
Today, businesses striving to understand health care markets purchase siloed data. While data exists on individual industries (provider, payer, pharmaceutical, etc.), the data lacks the key connections needed to provide visibility into the relationships between those industries and how markets actually operate. Imagine buying individual strands of dried spaghetti from many sellers, binding them together, […]
Legislative changes in Washington promise significant disruption of ACA marketplaces, state Medicaid programs, and possibly self-insured employer benefits. Major questions exist about how insurance markets will adapt and thrive. What does it take for state marketplaces to endure – and what changes would be needed at the federal and state level to support that evolution? […]
Leavitt Partners releases a health care white paper: “Limited Competition in Health Care Provider and Payer Markets,” which provides insights into which markets demonstrate more or less competitive provider and payer dynamics.
Salt Lake City, January 29, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners Health Intelligence Partners (HIP) released “The State of Health Care Today: How Physicians, Consumers, and Employers View Health Care Costs, Outcomes, and Reform Efforts,” a white paper that examines physician, consumer, and employer attitudes toward both the health care system generally and reform efforts designed to contain costs and improve quality.
The paper discusses findings from national surveys of physicians, consumers, and employer benefit decision-makers. Leavitt Partners administered the surveys through Qualtrics between May 25, 2017 and July 14, 2017. Key takeaways include:
1. Physicians, employer benefit decision-makers, and consumers all agree that fundamental changes are needed to make the U.S. health care system work better.
2. Cost is a top concern for all three stakeholders.
3. Physicians and employer benefit decision-makers agree that certain efforts will help contain costs, including increased cost transparency, better care management for heavy-utilizers of care, and more emphasis on prevention and wellness.
4. Employer benefit decision-makers are much more optimistic than physicians that bundled-payments and accountable care organizations (ACOs) will help to contain costs.
Insights from this report show that although cost is a priority for all stakeholders, disagreement exists on the best ways to reduce costs. These conflicting views suggest that greater alignment of incentives across stakeholders is important to effectively move health care reform forward. “It is complicated to try to align incentives to solve cost problems when not all stakeholders see the cost problem in the same way,” remarked David Muhlestein, Leavitt Partners Chief Research Officer.
“Too often the voices of those who are using the health care system, working in it, or paying the bills are not heard,” said Jennifer Colamonico, Senior Director of HIP. “These surveys help strategic planners understand how changes in the health care system are being received by those who are affected most directly.”
The white paper can be viewed here.
About Health Intelligence Partners
Health Intelligence Partners (HIP) is a trusted health intelligence advisory service that supports decision making in the value economy. HIP is a membership community for health care leaders in strategic roles across policy, advocacy, and business circles, and provides analysis of action and reaction both inside and outside the Beltway. HIP surveys of health care stakeholders add strategic insights by presenting the voices of those living and working in our health care system.
About Leavitt Partners:
Leavitt Partners is a health care intelligence business. The firm helps clients successfully navigate the evolving role of value in health care by informing, advising, and convening industry leaders on value market analytics, alternative payment models, federal strategies, insurance market insights, and alliances. Through its family of businesses, the firm provides investment support, data and analytics, member-based alliances, and direct services to clients to support decision-making strategies in the value economy. For more information please visit www.LeavittPartners.com.
Salt Lake City, March 12, 2018 – Strategic provider partnerships are critical for an accountable care organization’s (ACO) economic survival and can add significant value for the consumer. In the March edition of Managed Care Leavitt Partners provides a framework for ACOs to assess individual partners and to determine the types of providers with whom […]
Salt Lake City, February 28, 2018 – Value-based care is changing how physicians practice medicine and the training they need to practice successfully. Today, Leavitt Partners published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, “Preparing a New Generation of Physicians for a New Kind of Health Care,” that examines how medical schools […]
Salt Lake City, February 20, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released “Value-Based Payment in Medicaid: Signals for States,” a white paper that outlines the Trump administration’s key signals to date and how they might impact state value-based payment (VBP) efforts in 2018 and beyond.
Salt Lake City, October 11, 2017 – In the coming decades, many states are projected to have a shortage of both specialty and primary care physicians. Today, Leavitt Partners released “Majority of Physicians Do Not Practice in the State They Graduated Medical School,” a new white paper examining each state’s retention of their medical school […]
Salt Lake City, September 11, 2017 – Alternative Payment Models (APMs) have gained bipartisan support as a medium to produce the health care delivery transformations necessary to decrease health care costs and increase the quality of care. Today, Leavitt Partners released a new white paper, “Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Not Every Provider Has a Path […]
Salt Lake City, August 24, 2017 – The implementation of the Comprehensive Joint Replacement (CJR) bundle, and the recently proposed changes to the program, have increased scrutiny on hospital readmissions and their causes. Today, Leavitt Partners released a new white paper, “Why Patients Readmit: Using a Readmission Curve to Identify Patients at Risk for Hospital Readmissions Following Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery,” examining the relationship between hospital readmissions and chronic conditions, discharge location, and events in the hospital for hip and knee replacements that will be included within the CJR program.
Salt Lake City, June 27, 2017 – Today, Leavitt Partners released a new white paper, entitled “Optimizing the Value of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) In Value-Based Care: Insights for Hospitals & Health Systems.” The white paper addresses how hospitals and health systems are increasingly relying on post-acute providers to provide high value, low cost care, […]
Salt Lake City, June 23, 2017 — Leavitt Partners is pleased to announce that the firm will present 10 research posters and provide three presentations, supported by eleven researchers, at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in New Orleans, LA June 25-27, 2017. The ARM is the premier forum for health services research, with a […]
Salt Lake City, May 1, 2017 – Today, Leavitt Partners released a new white paper, entitled “Post-Acute Care Optimization in a Value-Based Economy: Bridging the Gap Between Hospitals and Home.” The white paper addresses how the move to a value-based payment environment has necessitated that health systems tackle post-acute care spending and care management with […]
Washington, D.C., April 12, 2017 – Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence firm founded by former Governor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, announced today that Robert Horne will join Leavitt Partners as a senior director beginning on April 17, 2017. Based in Washington, D.C. Robert will advise […]
Salt Lake City, April 4, 2017—Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence firm, today announced three important changes to its leadership structure: Andrew Croshaw as Chief Executive Officer, Susan Winckler as President of Leavitt Partners Consulting, and Vince Ventimiglia as Chair of the Board of Managers. Andrew Croshaw joined Leavitt Partners at its foundation early in […]
Payers are increasingly focused on readmission rates and holding hospitals accountable through the use of financial penalties.
Leavitt Partners releases “Variation in Health Care Provider Concentration: A National Visualization”, which assesses provider supply within the United States
Salt Lake City, March 7, 2018 –Today, Torch InsightTM, Leavitt Partners’ data platform that provides deep insights into health care markets and organizational characteristics of industry sectors, announced a new resource that allows users to see market- and practice-level projections of how many physicians, by specialty, will leave practices in coming years. This new adaptation […]
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 […]
The meaning behind “population health” has garnered diverse and varied definitions among health care stakeholders across the country. Some experts have thought that population health refers to a concept of public health’s responsibility for the overall health of a community. While other stakeholders have believed that population health refers more specifically to an organization’s accountability […]
Leavitt Partners releases “The Rise and Future of Medicaid ACOs,” which contains a state-by-state landscape analysis Salt Lake City, September , 2015 — No two models nor markets are alike, and the pace and prevalence of Medicaid accountable care growth will largely depend on states’ ability to generate savings and successfully overcome common and unique […]
This post is a four-part series on state health care innovation efforts. This post will give a broad overview of some of the opportunities available to states that support their efforts in transforming health care payment and delivery systems. Upcoming posts will discuss each of these opportunities in more detail. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]
State health care innovation is accelerating, with many states developing initiatives to further their efforts to improve health care.
Retailers potentially have the know-how and resources necessary to take traditional marketing efforts and apply them to population health management.
How care coordination tools can improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.
When patients and physicians apply shared-decision making, quality and satisfaction go up while costs go down.
Leavitt Partners explores a number of innovative tools currently on the market that can positively affect patient behavior.
As a gold-level sponsor, Leavitt Partners will present our accountable care findings, including trends and market forecasts.
Douglas Hervey, Coordinator of ACO Research at Leavitt Partners, discusses the four critical components of successful ACOs.
Republished from July 15, 2010 Information technology is a funny thing. It can make sharing information in a variety of formats faster, more convenient, and more accurate. However, the success of any technological advancement is entirely dependent on the rate at which its use is adopted by the intended users. And adoption depends on a […]
By Andrew Clark. Information technology is a funny thing. It can make sharing information in a variety of formats faster, more convenient, and more accurate. However, the success of any technological advancement is entirely dependent on the rate at which its use is adopted by the intended users. And adoption depends on a variety of […]