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Participants continue to drop out of Medicare ACO program

January 13th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Participants continue to drop out of Medicare ACO program,” explaining that the lack of growth “doesn’t tell the whole story about what’s going on with ACOs”. Article here.

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How Are ACOs Prioritizing Palliative Care And Other Serious Illness Strategies?

January 7th, 2020

David Muhlestein assisted in authoring a Health Affairs blog entitled “How Are ACOs Prioritizing Palliative Care And Other Serious Illness Strategies?” which features the Leavitt Partners 2018 ACO Survey. Article here.

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Top healthcare leaders who worked for Trump, Obama, and Bush share the biggest healthcare developments of the 2010s

December 20th, 2019

Governor Leavitt was cited in a Business Insider article entitled “Top healthcare leaders who worked for Trump, Obama, and Bush share the biggest healthcare developments of the 2010s.” Article here.

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Playing the long game in the journey toward a truly value-based U.S. healthcare system

December 17th, 2019

Governor Leavitt authored an article in Modern Healthcare entitled “Playing the long game in the journey toward a truly value-based U.S. healthcare system,” which details progress in the journey to value-based care. Article here.

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3 must-do’s for the move to value-based care

December 2nd, 2019

An American Medical Association article entitled “3 must-do’s for the move to value-based care,” gives a recap of a panel regarding value in health care, where one of the panelists cited a University of Utah and Leavitt Partners survey on how patients, physicians, and employers defined value. Article here.

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Assessing Current and Expected Growth of Alternative Payment Models: A Look at the Bold New Goals for Downside Risk

November 18th, 2019

Ambitious Goals for the Future of Value The Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (HCP-LAN or LAN) recently released aggressive new goals for moving the broader market from fee-for-service (FFS) to value-based payment (VBP). The new goals aim to shift all Medicare payments and half of Medicaid and commercial health care payments into downside-risk […]

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Political Checkpoint Webinar

November 14th, 2019

On November 6, Leavitt Partners held its biannual Political Checkpoint webinar hosted by Health Intelligence Partners (HIP) and the Leavitt Partners’ Federal Insights and Advocacy team. Governor Mike Leavitt and Vince Ventimiglia previewed Leavitt Partners’ 2020 presidential election scenarios and likely impact on health policy. The three most likely election scenarios: Status Quo: The White […]

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Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings

October 28th, 2019

A Health Affairs article entitled “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings,” co-authored by David Muhlestein, highlights Leavitt Partners Torch Insight data. Article here.

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