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Value-Based Payment

The 2018 Annual ACO Survey: Examining the Risk Contracting Landscape

April 23rd, 2019

The Health Affairs Blog posted “The 2018 Annual ACO Survey: Examining the Risk Contracting Landscape,” which highlights key findings from the 2nd Annual ACO Survey of 203 Accountable Care Organizations, conducted in collaboration with the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) and Leavitt Partners, to better understand current trends and predict future developments relating to ACOs. […]

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The 2018 ACO Survey: Unique Paths to Success

March 29th, 2019

This white paper reports the findings from the 2nd Annual ACO Survey of 203 Accountable Care Organizations, conducted in collaboration with the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), to better understand current trends and predict future developments relating to ACOs. The survey covered topics related to contracting, financial risk, organizational structure, program initiatives, challenges, and priorities. […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “The 2018 ACO Survey: Unique Paths to Success” White Paper

March 29th, 2019

Salt Lake City, March 29, 2019—Today, Leavitt Partners released “The 2018 ACO Survey: Unique Paths to Success.” This white paper reports the findings from the 2nd Annual ACO Survey of 203 Accountable Care Organizations, conducted in collaboration with the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), to better understand current trends and predict future developments relating to […]

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Leavitt Partners Welcomes Elizabeth Wroe to the Firm

March 26th, 2019

Liz Brings to Leavitt Partners Extensive Federal and State Health Care Policy and Strategy Experience. Salt Lake City, March 26, 2019 –Today, Leavitt Partners is proud to announce and welcome Elizabeth Wroe as a principal based in Washington, D.C. Liz will develop and manage complex, multi-sector alliances, and will advise and inform clients on the […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Multi-Year Medicare Advantage Plans: A Framework for Action” White Paper

March 20th, 2019

Salt Lake City, March 20, 2019—Today, Leavitt Partners released “Multi-Year Medicare Advantage Plans: A Framework for Action.” This white paper proposes a Multi-Year Medicare Advantage Plan (MyMap) demonstration project to remove barriers to a value-based health insurance products, improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries, and reduce the cost of care. The white paper is authored […]

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New Data Demonstrates Large Accountable Care Organizations’ Commitment to Assume Financial Risk 2019 Participation in Medicare’s Major Payment and Delivery Reform Program

March 15th, 2019

Salt Lake City, March 15, 2019— New research from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners shows that while most Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have committed to continue participating in the recently overhauled flagship Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), physician-led ACOS are leaving at a higher rate than in 2017. Highlights of this […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Track Switching in Medicare ACO Programs: A Look at the Move to Downside Risk” White Paper

February 25th, 2019

Salt Lake City, February 25, 2019—Today, Leavitt Partners released “Track Switching in Medicare ACO Programs: A Look at the Move to Downside Risk,” a white paper providing data-driven insight into the important characteristics distinguishing ACOs that progress to downside risk tracks from those that do not. The analysis in this paper draws on Leavitt Partners […]

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Track Switching in Medicare ACO Programs: A Look at the Move to Downside Risk

February 25th, 2019

Despite most accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) remaining in upside-only models, some ACOs have made the switch into risk-bearing tracks and/or participated in risk-bearing Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) demonstration models such as Pioneer and Next Generation. In this report, we provide an analysis of the differences […]

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