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David Muhlestein Featured in Health Affairs Blog Discussing How the MSSP Continued Showing Positive Trends in 2020

October 14th, 2021

In their new blog, Michael Zhu, Robert S. Saunders, David Muhlestein, William K. Bleser, and Mark B. McClellan from Leavitt Partners and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, discuss how the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) continued showing positive trends in 2020. MSSP and other value-based payment programs have helped health care organizations be resilient during COVID-19 by providing […]

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The Advantages of Medicare Advantage

July 19th, 2021

Managed Healthcare Executive: David Muhlestein was quoted in an article discussing the cost savings for beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Some say the cost per enrollee for the government is higher than that for traditional Medicare. David Muhlestein cautions against an overly rosy picture of MA. Because of the differences between MA and traditional […]

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Recording of Discussion 17: Political Checkpoint – An Inflection Point

June 24th, 2021

U.S. health policy is at an inflection point as the pandemic slowly winds down and policy makers look ahead to the future. This discussion gave a glimpse behind the headlines to understand where health care policy may go over the next 6-12 months. Andrew Croshaw hosted the discussion with Josh Trent and Jennifer Colamonico, regular contributors of D.C. […]

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New Healthcare Collaborative Launches to Help Patients with Long-COVID

April 28th, 2021

Governor Mike Leavitt and Nancy-Ann DeParle Announce New, Multi-Sector Alliance to Address Long-COVID Challenges and Promote Recovery Salt Lake City, April 28, 2021—Today, Governor Mike Leavitt, former Governor of Utah and former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS), and Nancy-Ann DeParle, former Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy […]

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Recording of Discussion 8: 2021 Investment Strategies and Growth Opportunities in Healthcare

January 14th, 2021

Andrew Croshaw, Jennifer Colamonico, and special guest Brett Glover, Partner and Healthcare Deal Advisor at KPMG, discussed the most impactful healthcare trends for investors in 2021. A recording of the discussion can be found below. Follow our company LinkedIn page to join the live broadcasts, and review upcoming topics and speakers here!

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David Muhlestein speaks on the practicality of physician-led ACOs in recent article

January 13th, 2021

Repertoire Magazine: David Muhlestein was featured extensively in a recent article in Repertoire Magazine on the effectiveness of affordable care organizations (ACOs). In the article, he is quoted discussing cost-savings benefits for physicians and Medicare patients through ACOs, the ability ACOs have to deliver high-quality care, and the superiority of physician-led ACOs compared to hospital […]

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Future Frame Discussion Blog Post: The Road Ahead

December 18th, 2020

The dominating stories of 2020 have been the pandemic and the presidential election, but will 2021 be the same kind of rollercoaster? As the vaccination campaign begins, how quickly will we see stability? As a new president takes the reins, what will his healthcare priorities look like both for COVID and beyond it? On Thursday, […]

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Recording of Future Frame Discussion Now Available HERE

December 17th, 2020

Governor Mike Leavitt, Andrew Croshaw, and healthcare futurist, Ian Morrison, had an engaging discussion reflecting on 2020 and key lessons learned as the healthcare industry prepares for 2021. A recording of the discussion can be found below. Follow our company LinkedIn page to join future broadcasts, and review upcoming topics and speakers here!

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