The Role of ACOs in Advancing Health Equity: A Comparison Between MSSP and ACO REACH

CMS’s recent integration of health equity into its new and existing value-based payment (VBP) programs (as outlined below) signals a strong commitment to equitable care delivery. We expect health equity to be incorporated into additional federal programs and for private payers to follow CMS’s example in designing their own plans for managing the diverse needs … Read more

Digital Health Private Investment Q2 2022

In April 2022, we published a blog post exploring Q1 digital health funding within the US using a framework introduced by Leavitt Partners in a recently published whitepaper. Applying the same methods, we tracked funding across the digital health landscape In Q2. Q2 saw 144 deals in digital health for a total investment of $4.6 billion and an average deal … Read more

Tracking Q1 Digital Health Private Investing In 2022 Using A New Taxonomy

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly accelerated the demand for digital healthcare alternatives. As a result, private investors are looking for promising digital health startups or companies to financially back. One common problem investors will undoubtedly encounter when assessing opportunities in digital health is that stakeholders are often not speaking the same language. In February 2022, Leavitt Partners … Read more

Leavitt Partners Future Frame Series: Political Checkpoint

While healthcare leaders seek to broaden and deepen their analysis of the implications of recent federal health policy changes, it is challenging to accurately determine where the industry might be headed in 2022 and beyond. On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Leavitt Partners’ Senior Director of Health Policy Outreach, Jen Colamonico, moderated a Linkedin Live Political Checkpoint broadcast featuring Liz Wroe, … Read more

How 4 Health Plans Are Taking Innovative Approaches To Addressing Food As Medicine

Nutrition’s role in better health outcomes (both physical and mental) and potential cost savings is spurring increased innovation within the healthcare sector. Providers are increasingly interested in how to best connect their patients to quality food, which means that health plans are figuring if (and how) they will reimburse for increasing nutrition security. Here are … Read more

Leavitt Partners Political Checkpoint Update

On April 16, 2021, Leavitt Partners held its bi-annual Political Checkpoint webinar, featuring Governor Mike Leavitt, Andrew Croshaw, Clay Alspach, and Sara Singleton. The topic of the discussion was focused on how the future direction of U.S. health policy has been changed by the events of the past year. Governor Leavitt provided a flyover of 20 … Read more

6 Ways to Reduce Health Inequities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Although the traumatic circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated existing health inequities, it has also fueled an immediacy to address them. The CDC recently released two grant-funded initiatives for state and local health departments to mitigate COVID-19 related health disparities: With a combined estimated total program funding of $2.5 billion, many health departments will … Read more

Using Budget Reconciliation To Advance Health Policy Change In Congress

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Leavitt Partners held a LinkedIn Live broadcast focused on using budget reconciliation to advance health policy change in Congress, featuring Andrew Croshaw, Liz Wroe and Sara Singleton from Leavitt Partners. They discussed President Biden’s healthcare priorities as well as what healthcare organizations can do to impact health-related legislation. President Biden … Read more

2021 Healthcare And Life Sciences Investment Outlook

2020 was a year that no one could have predicted with the onset of the pandemic and its impact to the U.S. economy. As we head into 2021, the end of pandemic is in sight. However, we continue to see pervasive daily increases in coronavirus cases, high death rates, and continued challenges around the rollout … Read more

Governor Leavitt’s Eight Observations About The 2020 Election

While we are still examining the 2020 election results and how voters’ personal experiences with the pandemic and financial upheaval influenced their decisions, Governor Leavitt made eight important observations about the election that will shape the ensuing healthcare policy environment. He recently discussed the following observations during Leavitt Partners’ biannual Political Checkpoint webinar. Observation #1: It … Read more