In The News

Our experts and analysts frequently contribute to news and media reports on health care policy and related topics. A complete listing of recent publications are below.

RECORDING – November 2021 Political Checkpoint Webinar
November 11, 2021

Welcome to our biannual Political Checkpoint webinar where we discussed the legislative landscape heading into the end of 2021 and what 2022 might bring. This event featured Governor Michael Leavitt, along with colleagues Kathleen Nolan, regional vice president at Health Management Associates, Elizabeth Wroe, principal at Leavitt Partners, and Kevin Kirby, managing director at the […]

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Recording of Discussion 20: Health Disparities
October 14, 2021

Health disparities due to race, gender, geography and other socioeconomic factors are a financial and moral burden on our healthcare system, and increasingly a reputational burden on companies who serve patients. 2020 was a tipping point for health equity, but there is still a lot of work to be done. On October 14th, Andrew Croshaw […]

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David Muhlestein Featured in Health Affairs Blog Discussing How the MSSP Continued Showing Positive Trends in 2020
October 14, 2021

In their new blog, Michael Zhu, Robert S. Saunders, David Muhlestein, William K. Bleser, and Mark B. McClellan from Leavitt Partners and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, discuss how the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) continued showing positive trends in 2020. MSSP and other value-based payment programs have helped health care organizations be resilient during COVID-19 by providing […]

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Recording of Discussion 19: Vaccine Credentialing
September 16, 2021

More businesses and events are requiring proof of vaccination. As health care catches up to the digital economy, the private sector is coming together to build solutions that provide people access to their medical information – in this case, their vaccination record – to enable safer commerce and travel. On September 16th, Andrew Croshaw moderated […]

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Leavitt Partners helps cruise industry develop COVID protocols
August 23, 2021

Travel Market Report: Governor Mike Leavitt was mentioned in the article titled, “Norwegian Cruise Line Stages a ‘Great Cruise Comeback’”. This article discusses the Healthy Sail Panel’s 74 recommendations that were given to the company even before vaccines were available. The company accepted them all and are now on track to continue service with new […]

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The Advantages of Medicare Advantage
July 19, 2021

Managed Healthcare Executive: David Muhlestein was quoted in an article discussing the cost savings for beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Some say the cost per enrollee for the government is higher than that for traditional Medicare. David Muhlestein cautions against an overly rosy picture of MA. Because of the differences between MA and traditional […]

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Recording of Discussion 18: The Value Imperative for the Pharmaceutical Industry
July 16, 2021

Those launching new pharmaceutical brands face a different landscape of payers and customers, requiring commercial strategies that show the value of the product. The current pressure on healthcare costs creates a unique imperative to embrace value-based solutions. On July 16th, Andrew Croshaw, Jeremy Bahr, and Leavitt Partners advisor Prem Kumar discussed how value in pharmaceuticals […]

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Recording of Discussion 17: Political Checkpoint – An Inflection Point
June 24, 2021

U.S. health policy is at an inflection point as the pandemic slowly winds down and policy makers look ahead to the future. This discussion gave a glimpse behind the headlines to understand where health care policy may go over the next 6-12 months. Andrew Croshaw hosted the discussion with Josh Trent and Jennifer Colamonico, regular contributors of D.C. […]

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