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Value-Based Payment

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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Political Checkpoint Webinar

November 14th, 2019

On November 6, Leavitt Partners held its biannual Political Checkpoint webinar hosted by Health Intelligence Partners (HIP) and the Leavitt Partners’ Federal Insights and Advocacy team. Governor Mike Leavitt and Vince Ventimiglia previewed Leavitt Partners’ 2020 presidential election scenarios and likely impact on health policy. The three most likely election scenarios: Status Quo: The White […]

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The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners Releases “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACO Types Now Averaging Savings” Report

November 11th, 2019

Salt Lake City, November 11, 2019—Medicare’s flagship Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), achieved net savings of $73 per person in 2018, more than double the net savings of $35 per person achieved in 2017. Researchers from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners shared their analysis of […]

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Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings

October 28th, 2019

A Health Affairs article entitled “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings,” co-authored by David Muhlestein, highlights Leavitt Partners Torch Insight data. Article here.

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Health systems explore decoupling hospital chargemaster from Medicare payments

October 25th, 2019

Becker’s Healthcare released “Health systems explore decoupling hospital chargemaster from Medicare payments,” highlighting the Chargemaster Alternatives for Medicare Payment Alliance organized by the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Leavitt Partners. Article here.

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Driven by Decline in Medicare Contracts, ACO Participation Dips

October 25th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence published an article entitled “Driven by Decline in Medicare Contracts, ACO Participation Dips,” highlighting the recent Health Affairs blog post which includes Torch Insight data provided by Leavitt Partners. Article here.

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TraceLink Demonstrates Continued Success in Helping Companies Across the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with their DSCSA Compliance Journey

October 25th, 2019

Cision PR Newswire recently released “TraceLink Demonstrates Continued Success in Helping Companies Across the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with their DSCSA Compliance Journey,” which highlights the new governance organization for DSCSA interoperability proposed by the Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance (PDSA). Article here.

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HHS Endorses Alternative Payment Model for Emergency Medicine

October 25th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence’s article “HHS Endorses Alternative Payment Model for Emergency Medicine” notes Leavitt Partners research which places emphasis on CMS creating alternative payment models (APMs) for specialists. Article here.

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