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Leavitt Partners Releases “Medicare: Drifting Toward Disaster” White Paper

January 15th, 2019

Salt Lake City, January 15, 2019—Today, Leavitt Partners released “Medicare: Drifting Toward Disaster,” a white paper authored by former Utah Governor and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt. The paper discusses how to achieve bipartisan reform in Medicare. With the hospital insurance fund expected to reach insolvency by 2026, the paper sounds the […]

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Opportunities in an Evolving Market: 2019 Health Care & Life Sciences Investment Outlook

January 8th, 2019

The analysis of the 2019 KPMG/Leavitt Partners Health Care and Life Sciences Investment Survey sheds light on how key disruptors, prevailing market trends and evolving policies will impact the 2019 investment arena. We asked investment professionals to answer questions about several health care subsectors in which they have expertise. Upon examining the data, we divided […]

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Voluntary code of conduct developed by more than 60 industry stakeholders can help facilitate health data exchange with entities not covered by HIPAA

November 27th, 2018

The CARIN Alliance, a multi-sector group of health care and other stakeholders, has developed a voluntary code of conduct for entities not covered by HIPAA, such as third-party applications, when handling health care data accessed via application programming interfaces (APIs).

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Implications of the 2018 Midterm Elections

November 16th, 2018

Health care was a central issue in this year’s midterm elections. In the days after the election, many have speculated on what the results mean for U.S. health care policy. Since the Republicans maintained control of the Senate, while the Democrats took control of the House, some see the next two years as a time […]

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Paying for Poor Choices

October 23rd, 2018

Early this year former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers made a case for taxing sugary drinks and cigarettes to deter individuals from consuming products that lead to obesity and chronic disease. Taxing such products could gain importance as policy makers consider comprehensive coverage policies such as “Medicare for all.” The reason is based both on principle […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Evaluating the Performance of State Individual Markets Using the Individual Market Effectiveness Index” White Paper

September 27th, 2018

Salt Lake City, September 27, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released “Evaluating the Performance of State Individual Markets Using the Individual Market Effectiveness Index,” a white paper that provides a more evidence-based approach for evaluating the performance of each state’s individual market. Since the Affordable Care Act’s passage, health care stakeholders, politicians, and consumers have scrutinized […]

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Evaluating the Performance of State Individual Markets Using the Individual Market Effectiveness Index

September 27th, 2018

Current efforts to effectively understand the individual market are often limited because they take a national rather than state view of the individual market. The individual market’s performance can vary significantly by state and meaningfully evaluating its performance requires a state-by-state examination. We developed the individual market effectiveness index (IMEI) to provide a more nuanced […]

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A Uniquely American Health System

August 16th, 2018

As the United States continues to move toward a value-based health care system, significant challenges slow down our progress. Political pressure exists from all sides, incentives have yet to be appropriately aligned, and the pressing need to change stakeholder behavior remains a time-sensitive imperative. Solving these challenges requires going beyond admiring the challenges to implementing […]

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