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March 28th, 2017

On Monday, Governor Mike Leavitt discussed the failure of the AHCA with David Gura on Bloomberg Markets. Governor Leavitt said, “I think the pause is a healthy thing and that we will move toward a more bipartisan discussion in time, which will bring the far right into the conversation and make the policy better.” He […]

March 23rd, 2017

A RCM Answers article entitled “What’s Happening with Value Based Reimbursement in 2017” references the Leavitt Partners “Projected Growth of Accountable Care Organizations (2015)” white paper, stating that “In 2015, Leavitt Partners estimated almost 800 Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial ACOs covering over 23 million lives, and projected that number to grow to over 2600 covering […]

March 23rd, 2017

During HIMSS17, David Smith, Chief Development Officer at Leavitt Partners Consulting, was the keynote speaker at EHRA annual general membership dinner. David spoke about the political environment, policy implications, and thoughts regarding Health IT in the months to come.

March 23rd, 2017

On Tuesday, a high-profile committee at the National Academy of Medicine, including Governor Mike Leavitt, released a blueprint to address challenges to U.S. health care that go beyond insurance coverage. The panel’s four priorities to address high health costs and existing disparities: 1) Ensure that payment rewards high-quality, affordable care; 2) Empower people to be […]

February 17th, 2017

A USA Today article entitled “Obamacare overhaul proposals create uncertainty for patients, providers” includes commentary from Governor Leavitt regarding ACA repeal and replace options for Medicaid. Governor Leavitt, referencing a request he received from Republican members of Congress to come up with a formula to divide block grant money among the states during his time […]

February 17th, 2017

Governor Leavitt commented on the Republican ACA repeal and replace strategy for a Modern Healthcare article entitled “GOP conservatives and moderates hit discordant notes on ACA repeal.” Governor Leavitt said, “There’s no question we’ll see a repeal-and-replace bill. But how do you define repeal and replace?”

February 17th, 2017

On Tuesday, the Population Health Alliance announced that Clay Alspach will be a keynote speaker at the PHA Forum on March 27, 2017 in Philadelphia. The release includes a quote from Governor Leavitt: “Population health is a foundational component of our strategy for Leavitt Partners,” says Governor Mike Leavitt, founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners […]

February 17th, 2017

During a podcast from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN, Governor Leavitt shared his prediction that the GOP’s ability to fully repeal the ACA will be constrained by the realities of health care economics. “There will be some new things, but for the most part it’s going to be finding ways to […]

February 3rd, 2017

Health Affairs Blog published a Leavitt Partners piece entitled  “Changing Payments: The Landscape of Current CMS Payment Models Foreshadow Future Plans.” The blog outlines Historical Evolution of Medicare Payment Models and recent Medicare activities, as well as an analysis of portfolio programs and future directions.

February 2nd, 2017

A HealthPayerIntelligence article entitled “Should Accountable Care Organizations Include Social Services?” references the Leavitt Partners and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Measuring Total Investments in Health: Promoting Dialogue and Carving a Path Forward” paper. The article states, “Accountable care organizations and healthcare payers looking to reduce medical spending as well as improve health outcomes should consider […]

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