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Value-Based Payment

COVID-19: The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value

March 18th, 2020

Written by Bo Nemelka, Principal, and Brett Graham, Chief Strategy Officer, at Leavitt Partners The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value A lightning rod is a metal rod placed on top of a building which is connected to the ground below to protect the building from being damaged by lightning strikes. When (not […]

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Torch Insight Launches a Unique Value-Based Centered Platform

March 5th, 2020

Torch Insight, a Leavitt Partners Company, launched three new modules within its health market analytics platform Torch Insight, to help health care stakeholders identify high-value provider networks, analyze clinical performance, and understand the intricate value-based arrangements in U.S. health care markets.

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Medicaid Healthy Adult Opportunity Grants Raise Several Questions

March 3rd, 2020

On January 30, 2020, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its “Healthy Adult Opportunity” (HAO) initiative. CMS maintains that the initiative will provide states with more flexibility to improve the health of their Medicaid population while simultaneously advancing many priorities CMS has been pursuing. Many are characterizing the initiative as a “block […]

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Leavitt Partners Welcomes Sara Singleton to the Firm

February 25th, 2020

Salt Lake City, February 25, 2020 –Leavitt Partners is pleased to announce and welcome Sara Singleton as a principal based in Washington, D.C. Sara will act as an advisor to the National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH), in addition to advising clients throughout the health care sector on federal health care […]

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Quality Measures: How do you know if you are paying for quality if you can’t properly measure it?

February 12th, 2020

Value-Based Payment (VBP) arrangements allow health care purchasers to align financial outcomes to quality clinical outcomes. Such arrangements are designed to drive improvements in health outcomes at multiple levels (i.e., individual, community, within a risk pool) and reduce the cost burden associated with treatment and prevention. Quality measurement is a central component to these arrangements—how […]

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A MobiHealthNews reader’s guide to HIMSS20

February 7th, 2020

The “MobiHealthNews reader’s guide to HIMSS20” highlighted Ryan Howells of the CARIN Alliance as the keynote speaker in the Consumerization of Health Forum at HIMSS. Read the full article here.

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2020 Health Care Investment Outlook

February 7th, 2020

Leavitt Partners hosted a series of investor roundtables at the January 2020 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. The roundtable discussions—with the election year top-of-mind—focused on the likely political scenarios and their implications for health care as well as the health investment outlook for 2020. Complete the form below to read a summary of […]

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JPM’20 – Much Ado About Nothing

February 6th, 2020

Governor Leavitt and senior Leavitt Partners leaders were highlighted for the policy of health care briefing they hosted at the J.P. Morgan Conference in a Chilmark Research article entitled “JPM’20 – Much Ado About Nothing”. Read the full article here.

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