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Millions of Americans suffer from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), but the U.S. health care system is not adequately detecting, assessing, or treating many people with this disease. Quality measurement is one tool that can help drive better depression care through improved screening, monitoring, and outcome assessment. As such, developing appropriate quality measurement tools spanning structure to outcomes assessment, coupled with the effective use of the data collected, are critical to improving care for people with MDD.
In an effort to advance MDD quality measurement and treatment, Leavitt Partners, in collaboration with Takeda and Lundbeck, convened a roundtable of experts to review existing quality measures related to MDD treatment to identify gaps in those measures and their use. Roundtable participants in the October 2017 meeting included a diverse group of individuals from both public and private organizations who provided unique and varied viewpoints throughout the discussion.
Salt Lake City, April 17, 2018 – Despite millions of Americans suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), the U.S. health care system is not adequately detecting, assessing, or treating many people with this disease. Today, Leavitt Partners released a white paper entitled “Driving Depression Care Forward by Optimizing Quality Measures” that captures insights from experts […]
April 13, 2018 – Leavitt Partners and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) announce the exclusive availability of Torch InsightTM, a health analytics dashboard, for state and territorial chronic disease directors and their staff. The easy-to-use interface allows NACDD’s health department members to access up-to-date health care market data to support program planning. […]
Salt Lake City, March 12, 2018 – Strategic provider partnerships are critical for an accountable care organization’s (ACO) economic survival and can add significant value for the consumer. In the March edition of Managed Care Leavitt Partners provides a framework for ACOs to assess individual partners and to determine the types of providers with whom […]
Salt Lake City, March 7, 2018 –Today, Torch InsightTM, Leavitt Partners’ data platform that provides deep insights into health care markets and organizational characteristics of industry sectors, announced a new resource that allows users to see market- and practice-level projections of how many physicians, by specialty, will leave practices in coming years. This new adaptation […]
Salt Lake City, February 28, 2018 – Value-based care is changing how physicians practice medicine and the training they need to practice successfully. Today, Leavitt Partners published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, “Preparing a New Generation of Physicians for a New Kind of Health Care,” that examines how medical schools […]
A McKnight’s Long-term Care News article entitled “Analysis: ACOs save money by shifting care away from skilled nursing facilities” summarizes the Leavitt Partners and Duke AJAC “Medicare Accountable Care Spending Patterns: Shifting Expenditures Associated With Savings” skilled nursing facilities (SNF) findings. The article specifically notes that a 1-percent decrease in spending on SNFs was accompanied […]
A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “MSSP ACOs Save More By Spending Less on Inpatient, Post-Acute Care” highlights the Leavitt Partners and Duke AJAC “Medicare Accountable Care Spending Patterns: Shifting Expenditures Associated With Savings” piece. The article notes the study’s main findings and quotes the authors’ key takeaways.
David Muhlestein provided his insights into Allegheny Health Network building a new micro hospital in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania for an NPR article entitled “Why Health Care Systems Are Building Micro Hospitals.” “This might be a market that has a lot of commercially insured patients, and commercial insurance tends to pay much higher than Medicare and […]
In two original articles published in The American Journal of Accountable Care, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners examine quality improvements and cost savings in the first four years of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), and suggest opportunities for system-wide improvement. The authors examined outcomes for ACOs over time using the […]