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COVID-19: The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value

March 18th, 2020

Written by Bo Nemelka, Principal, and Brett Graham, Chief Strategy Officer, at Leavitt Partners The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value A lightning rod is a metal rod placed on top of a building which is connected to the ground below to protect the building from being damaged by lightning strikes. When (not […]

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New CMS and ONC Final Rules on Consumer-Directed Access to Health Data

March 12th, 2020

On March 9, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released companion final rules that they intend to advance system interoperability and, specifically, patient access to their health care information. Together, the rules implement various sections of the 21st Century Cures Act and […]

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Medicaid Healthy Adult Opportunity Grants Raise Several Questions

March 3rd, 2020

On January 30, 2020, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its “Healthy Adult Opportunity” (HAO) initiative. CMS maintains that the initiative will provide states with more flexibility to improve the health of their Medicaid population while simultaneously advancing many priorities CMS has been pursuing. Many are characterizing the initiative as a “block […]

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A MobiHealthNews reader’s guide to HIMSS20

February 7th, 2020

The “MobiHealthNews reader’s guide to HIMSS20” highlighted Ryan Howells of the CARIN Alliance as the keynote speaker in the Consumerization of Health Forum at HIMSS. Read the full article here.

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2020 Health Care Investment Outlook

February 7th, 2020

Leavitt Partners hosted a series of investor roundtables at the January 2020 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. The roundtable discussions—with the election year top-of-mind—focused on the likely political scenarios and their implications for health care as well as the health investment outlook for 2020. Complete the form below to read a summary of […]

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JPM’20 – Much Ado About Nothing

February 6th, 2020

Governor Leavitt and senior Leavitt Partners leaders were highlighted for the policy of health care briefing they hosted at the J.P. Morgan Conference in a Chilmark Research article entitled “JPM’20 – Much Ado About Nothing”. Read the full article here.

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Big Tech is teaming up with health care companies to make it easier for you to see your health history

February 4th, 2020

Ryan Howells was interviewed by CNBC in “Big Tech is teaming up with health care companies to make it easier for you to see your health history,” which recapped a meeting including the CARIN Alliance and tech giants such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft. Read the full article here.

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Industry Voices—Building it right from the beginning: Measuring the impact of SDOH interventions

January 16th, 2020

Governor Leavitt co-authored an article in Fierce Healthcare entitled “Industry Voices—Building it right from the beginning: Measuring the impact of SDOH interventions,” which details a set of shared principles to help guide the development of social determinants of health measurement framework. Article here.

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