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Growth of Population-Based Payments is Not Associated With a Decrease in Market-Level Cost Growth, Yet
This paper examines whether the magnitude of population-based value-based payment (VBP) models is associated with decreased spending and increased quality at the market level. Using Medicare claims Limited Data Set (LDS) for 2012-2015 and Truven Health MarketScan Commerical Database for 2012-2014, we conducted growth curve modeling and fixed effects regression analyses to examine whether the […]Read More >
Market Factors Associated with Medicare Costs and Cost Growth
Medicare costs in the United States are high and the rate of cost growth is increasing. However, there is significant variability between markets in per-beneficiary costs and the rate of cost growth. We used a variety of public and private data sources to assess which market factors were associated with market-level per-beneficiary costs and cost growth. Taken together, […]Read More >
Leavitt Partners to Present Research at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
Salt Lake City, June 22, 2018 — Leavitt Partners is pleased to announce that the firm will present 12 research posters at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle, WA June 24-26, 2018. The Annual Research Meeting (ARM) is the premier forum for health services research, with a program designed specifically for health services researchers, […]Read More >
Pace of 2018 Open Enrollment is Above Previous Years, But Is It Enough to Close the Gap?
The latest information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the number of plan selections for the current Open Enrollment Period (EOP) has been a positive sign for stakeholders that are hoping for a large and stable enrollment cycle. While the number of plan selections has been higher than in the previous […]Read More >
Medicare Advantage Marketplace Snapshot Offers Clues to Providers
A Provider magazine article entitled “Medicare Advantage Marketplace Snapshot Offers Clues to Providers” provides a detailed overview of the Leavitt Partners “Medicare Advantage Premiums Higher in Markets with Concentrated Health Plans” white paper.Read More >
Medicare Advantage Premiums Higher in Markets with Concentrated Health Plans
As health care costs continue to consume an increasingly large share of the federal budget and impact Americans’ personal finances, it is important to understand the various drivers of those costs.Read More >