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Value-Based Payment

Recording of Discussion 20: Health Disparities

October 14th, 2021

Health disparities due to race, gender, geography and other socioeconomic factors are a financial and moral burden on our healthcare system, and increasingly a reputational burden on companies who serve patients. 2020 was a tipping point for health equity, but there is still a lot of work to be done. On October 14th, Andrew Croshaw […]

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Utah Medicaid ACO Program: A 10-Year Review

August 3rd, 2021

In 2013, after years under managed care and a series of non-risk contracts, Utah became one of the first states in the nation to adopt an accountable care organization (ACO) model for its Medicaid program. Rather than cutting services or raising taxes when cost growth in the state’s Medicaid program became unsustainable, state leaders designed […]

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Recording of Discussion 18: The Value Imperative for the Pharmaceutical Industry

July 16th, 2021

Those launching new pharmaceutical brands face a different landscape of payers and customers, requiring commercial strategies that show the value of the product. The current pressure on healthcare costs creates a unique imperative to embrace value-based solutions. On July 16th, Andrew Croshaw, Jeremy Bahr, and Leavitt Partners advisor Prem Kumar discussed how value in pharmaceuticals […]

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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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Updated ACO and Value-Based Tracking Data is Now Available

June 17th, 2021

David Muhlestein, William K. Bleser, Robert S. Saunders, and Mark B. McClellan publish Health Affairs Blog “All-Payer Spread of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2021: The Crossroads and Future of Value-Based Care” Salt Lake City, June 17, 2021— Leavitt Partners and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy released “All-Payer Spread of ACOs and Value-Based […]

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Recording of Discussion 13: Strategic Challenges in Healthcare Delivery

March 26th, 2021

Andrew Croshaw, Leavitt Partners principals, Jennifer Colamonico and  Bo Nemelka, and Leavitt Partners advisor, Mark Smith, for a discussion on the strategic challenges in healthcare delivery. 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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Recording of Discussion 11: Leveraging Budget Reconciliation to Advance Health Policy

February 26th, 2021

Andrew Croshaw, Liz Wroe and Sara Singleton discuss the ways in which budget reconciliation could potentially be used to move the agenda forward as well as the implications of that for the healthcare industry. A recording of the discussion can be found below. Follow our company LinkedIn page to join the live broadcasts, and review upcoming topics and […]

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Governor Leavitt in Health Affairs Highlights Need for Integrated Care for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries

February 17th, 2021

Health Affairs: Governor Leavitt recently authored a piece in Health Affairs, describing the urgent need for fully integrated care for individuals dually served by Medicare and Medicaid (“duals”). He discussed the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on duals, noting duals suffering from COVID-19 have a higher rate of hospitalization than Medicare-only beneficiaries. The […]

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