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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are financially accountable for the cost and quality outcomes of a population, in many cases, even when services are delivered by a separate health care organization. Because of this, ACOs have a vested interest to coordinate care across the entire care continuum. To influence outcomes beyond their doors, ACOs utilize care coordinators, HIT tools, and form partnerships with […]
As providers begin to bear risk for defined populations, providers and payers have begun to change the way they deliver and pay for health care. Accountable care organizations (ACOs), in particular, have proliferated with the common goal to fulfill the triple aim of improved patient satisfaction, improved care and decreased health care costs. Though ACOs operate with similar objectives, they vary considerably […]
Many experts believe that primary care can be the solution to our country’s health care woes. Primary care clinicians, in many respects, ensure our patients get the right care, in the right place, by the appropriate practitioner, in a manner agreeable to the patient. Past research on our health care system also shows that areas with […]
Emergency medical services (EMS) evoke images of EMTs and paramedics responding to medical crises and transporting patients to the hospital rather than thoughts about value-based care and changes in health care delivery and payment models. EMS leaders are trying to change that paradigm through a movement dubbed “EMS 3.0.” EMS 3.0 aims to make emergency […]
Medicare Advantage (MA) offers Medicare benefits through private health plans, providing an alternative to the traditional, federally-administered program. Also known as Medicare Part C, this private option traces its roots to the 1970s and received its current name and form in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. Since then, the number of enrollees has grown […]
About five years ago our Chairman, Governor Mike Leavitt, approached a small group of us and expressed a desire for Leavitt Partners to architect a model that would predict the pace of America’s change away from a predominantly fee-for-service (FFS) payment system to some other form of loosely defined value reimbursement. Led by Dr. David […]
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 […]
Join us on Thursday, May 21st at 3pm ET. To achieve the triple aim, ACOs strive to understand and address the unique characteristics and needs of their patient population. For patients with markedly different clinical or demographic characteristics, a specialty ACO may have the best opportunity to reduce costs while improving quality and patient satisfaction. […]
Personalized medicine is a rapidly advancing field of that is informed by each person’s unique clinical, genetic, genomic, and environmental information.
Integrating pharmacists into patient care teams could provide value to accountable care organizations as their network of providers seek to improve the quality of health care services and reduce costs.
Retailers potentially have the know-how and resources necessary to take traditional marketing efforts and apply them to population health management.
The Leavitt Partners Center for Accountable Care Intelligence releases “Optimized Medication Use: A Growing Priority for ACOs”, a white paper on the increasing priority being given to medication use strategies within ACOs
Physician and hospital organizations are evaluating new delivery models that offer the prospect of materially improving the quality and financial viability of care delivery in rural communities.
Douglas Hervey, Coordinator of ACO Research at Leavitt Partners, discusses the four critical components of successful ACOs.
Join Leavitt Partners on Thursday, December 10 at 2pm ET as members come together to discuss the redesigning of the clinical workforce within the new delivery system. Under new models of care, risk-based delivery will require new capabilities, roles and expectations from the clinical workforce in order to execute against the triple-aim. NEW read-ahead materials […]