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Emergency medical services (EMS) evoke images of EMTs and paramedics responding to medical crises and transporting patients to the hospital rather than thoughts about value-based care and changes in health care delivery and payment models. EMS leaders are trying to change that paradigm through a movement dubbed “EMS 3.0.” EMS 3.0 aims to make emergency […]
David Muhlestein’s interview for a Kaiser Health News article entitled “Hospitals And Surgery Centers Play Tug-Of-War Over America’s Ailing Knees” was re-printed in the Redlands Daily Facts health section and California Healthline. The article discusses the potential change to allow knee replacement surgeries to be performed out of hospitals. David said, “I think the question […]
Governor Leavitt was interviewed for a Wall Street Journal article entitled “Republicans Face Pressure for Push to Repeal Affordable Care Act.” Governor Leavitt noted that “Many parts of the law were Republican ideas that were implemented badly by Democrats and are likely to be preserved in some ways.” He said, “Some may call it repair, […]
Governor Leavitt offered his insight regarding the fate of the ACA for a Deseret News article entitled “Utahns brace for pending changes to the Affordable Care Act.” Governor Leavitt said, “The idea that we’re simply going to go back as if it never existed is not very realistic.” He also noted that Congress will likely […]
David Muhlestein was interviewed for Kaiser Health News article entitled “Hospitals And Surgery Centers Play Tug-Of-War Over America’s Ailing Knees.” The article discusses the potential change to allow knee replacement surgeries to be performed out of hospitals. David said, “I think the question will come down to two things. It’s the balance of trying to […]
Governor Leavitt shared his thoughts on the future of the ACA during Conversations on Health Care, a weekly radio show produced by Community Health Center, Inc. Governor Leavitt said, “, “The one certainty in the next several months about health care is that there will be a bill that will pass Congress that will be […]
A Leavitt Partners blog entitled “CMS ACOs and the future of the movement,” authored by Tianna Tu in March 2016, was featured in an American Journal of Managed Care article entitled “The Post-Election Future of ACOs.” The article notes that “As of March 2016, The Leavitt Partners’ databases tracked a total of 840 current ACO […]
The Leavitt Partners Accountable Care Organizations and Risk-Based Contracts: Strong Preference for Upside-Only Contracts white paper was featured in a RevCycle Intelligence article entitled “61% of ACO Contracts Only Include Upside Financial Risk.” The article includes four of the paper’s graphics, links directly to the white paper, and quotes the paper’s conclusion: “As more financial […]
An AIS article entitled “New Leavitt Report Shows MA Star Ratings Do Not Shrink Premiums” discusses the findings from the Leavitt Partners The Cost of Quality: How Star Ratings Can Influence Monthly Premiums in Medicare Advantage Plans David Muhlestein was also interviewed for the article and noted that the primary finding – higher-quality MA plans […]
The Leavitt Partners Accountable Care Organizations and Risk-Based Contracts: Strong Preference for Upside-Only Contracts white paper, which was released last week, was featured in a Becker’s Hospital Review article entitled “Leavitt Partners: ACOs strongly prefer upside-only contracts.” The article offers five key findings from the analysis and links directly to the white paper.