Leavitt Partners Blog

COVID-19: The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value
March 18, 2020

Written by Bo Nemelka, Principal, and Brett Graham, Chief Strategy Officer, at Leavitt Partners The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value A lightning rod is a metal rod placed on top of a building which is connected to the ground below to protect the building from being damaged by lightning strikes. When (not […]

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Quality Measures: How do you know if you are paying for quality if you can’t properly measure it?
February 12, 2020

Value-Based Payment (VBP) arrangements allow health care purchasers to align financial outcomes to quality clinical outcomes. Such arrangements are designed to drive improvements in health outcomes at multiple levels (i.e., individual, community, within a risk pool) and reduce the cost burden associated with treatment and prevention. Quality measurement is a central component to these arrangements—how […]

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Perspective on the Iowa Caucuses
February 5, 2020

Written by Cristal Gary, principal, Leavitt Partners Two days after the Iowa caucuses we still don’t know who the official winner is, but we do know that health care was the top issue for caucus goers.  With polls consistently showing health care as the top issue for Iowa Democrats, the caucuses were set to be […]

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Assessing Current and Expected Growth of Alternative Payment Models: A Look at the Bold New Goals for Downside Risk
November 18, 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 14, 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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Health Intelligence Partners: Market Signals Briefing October Webinar
October 24, 2019

On October 16, Leavitt Partners held a Market Signals Briefing webinar as part of a bimonthly series produced by Health Intelligence Partners (HIP). Designed to provide health care stakeholders with timely perspectives on current market events and to identify what matters, HIP Market Signals Briefings bring experts together to sift through the noise in the […]

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Health Intelligence Partners September Tabletop: Driving Value Forward with Patients and Physicians
October 10, 2019

On September 19, Leavitt Partners Health Intelligence Partners (HIP) hosted a tabletop discussion in Washington D.C. on driving value forward with patients and physicians. Tabletop discussions bring together stakeholders with varying perspectives and allow participants to consider how current government and market events may impact their organization’s strategic goals. In September’s tabletop, participants addressed the […]

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Health Intelligence Partners: Market Signals Briefing August Webinar
August 30, 2019

Leavitt Partners held a Market Signals Briefing webinar on August 21 as part of a continuing bimonthly webinar series produced by Health Intelligence Partners (HIP). Designed to provide health care stakeholders with timely perspectives on current market events and to identify what matters, HIP Market Signals Briefings bring experts together to sift through the noise […]

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