Future Visions of Reform: Policy Options for The Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Program and Star Ratings In this report, Leavitt Partners has identified a set of eight policy options to reform the Medicare Advantage (MA) Quality Bonus Program (QBP) and the Star Ratings System. These policy options are intended to improve the MA program for … Read more

25 Tribal Organizations, Medical Schools and Others to Advocate for Policies that Empower New Physicians to Practice in Tribal Communities. Today, 25 urban and rural Tribal organizations, medical schools, health plans, teaching hospitals, medical residencies, and physician advocates launched the American Indian Medical Education Strategies (AIMES) Alliance. The AIMES Alliance, whose mission is to address … Read more

New Report Analyzes the Expanding Landscape of Value-Based Entities     Research from HMA and LP VBP experts segments and sizes the growing enabler market, considering benefits and risks, and proposing guiding principles and policy recommendations for the CMS Innovation Center A new in-depth HMA report analyzes the landscape of emerging value-based entities and the implications … Read more

Medicare Advantage plans in the United States continue to explode in popularity, now reaching over 30 million Americans, due to the broad appeal of supplemental benefits that can be offered by plans to enrollees. What started off as a core set of benefit offerings, including dental, vision, and over-the-counter medications, has recently been expanded by … Read more

Rebecca Nielsen, Managing Director, Leavitt Partners, an HMA CompanySpencer Morrison, Associate Principal, Leavitt Partners, an HMA Company  PillPack boasts the tagline, “Pharmacy Simplified.” The mail-order pharmacy successfully streamlined the activities associated with managing medications. It illuminated for its customers what medications they needed to take next, and at what time, by packaging meds in a … Read more