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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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Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk

January 15th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in an Advisory Board article entitled “CMS: Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk,” providing insight on MSSP participation and overall ACO participation trends. Article here.

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Number of Medicare ACOs stays flat, but risk-taking increases

January 14th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in an HFMA article entitled “Number of Medicare ACOs stays flat, but risk-taking increases,” providing insight on MSSP participation. Article here.

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Next Generation ACO model hasn’t saved money, study finds

January 14th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Next Generation ACO model hasn’t saved money, study finds,” providing insight into the new “Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model Evaluation“. Article here.

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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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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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