Leavitt Partners Blog

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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2019 Leavitt Partners Annual Strategy Conference Recap
August 12, 2019

This week we would like to highlight the Leavitt Partners Annual Strategy Conference, which took place August 1-2 in Chicago. The almost 200 representatives—including health system leaders, strategists from health care solutions companies, and C-suite level decision makers from pharmaceutical and payer organizations—gathered to discuss a strategic framework, key information & perspectives, as well as […]

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Are ACO-Affiliated Hospitals Narrowing Their PAC Networks?
May 23, 2019

Since the inception of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), affiliated health care stakeholders have experimented with various methods to help them achieve their goal of coordinating high-quality and cost-efficient care. ACOs were first implemented within the Medicare payment system in 2012, and ACO leaders continue to test care delivery transformation innovations to enable further opportunities for […]

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One Step Closer to Value-based Care: CMMI Announces New Primary Care Payment Models
May 6, 2019

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced what Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called “an historic turning point in American health care:” the Primary Cares Initiative. This series of primary care-focused payment models—designed to transform primary care payments more directly to reward value—will test five new payment model options […]

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