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.

Trump Administration Looks to Take Medicaid Outside The Doctor’s Office
December 6, 2018

The article discusses the Trump Administration and its look to take Medicaid outside the doctor’s office.

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FDA’s New Pilot Program Encouraging Innovation
December 6, 2018

The article discusses the Complex Innovative Trial Designs Pilot Meeting Program, and the opportunity for sponsors with an Investigational New Drug.

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Believe It: Here’s How Forth Worth Saved $5 Million On Health Care After Years of Rising Costs
October 22, 2018

A commentary in the Dallas News entitled “Believe it: Here’s how Fort Worth saved $5 million on health care after years of rising costs” cites Leavitt Partners Torch Insight data on the growth of ACOs in the U.S. and in Texas. The article explains that “the numbers increased faster [in Texas]. ACOs covered almost 2.6 million Texans, […]

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EHRs, Financial Stability Contribute to Physicians’ Pessimism
October 19, 2018

A Modern Healthcare article entitled “EHRs, financial instability contribute to physicians’ pessimism” highlights a recently released Leavitt Partners publication, “Examining Physician Pessimism: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine.” The article states that Leavitt Partners’ chief research officer David Muhlestein and research manager Kerstin Edwards explain that, “as EMRs become more and […]

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Study Finds 40% of Doctors Pessimistic About Practice of Medicine
October 19, 2018

A Healthcare Dive article entitled “Study finds 40% of doctors pessimistic about practice of medicine,” discussed findings from a recently released Leavitt Partners publication, “Examining Physician Pessimism: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine.” David Muhlestein, Leavitt Partners’ chief research officer and one of the authors of the paper, told Healthcare Dive […]

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Medicaid Expansion Finds Grass-Roots Support in Conservative Utah
September 11, 2018

Andrew Croshaw provided commentary on Utah’s Medicaid expansion ballot initiative for a New York Times article entitled “Medicaid Expansion Finds Grass-Roots Support in Conservative Utah.” “Polls suggest that the ballot measure is likely to pass,” said Andrew Croshaw, the chief executive of Leavitt Partners, a health care consulting firm founded by former Gov. Michael O. […]

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With CMS Demanding More Accountability in the MSSP, Will It Be ‘ACOs Overboard’?
September 6, 2018

Managed Care magazine article entitled “With CMS Demanding More Accountability in the MSSP, Will It Be ‘ACOs Overboard’?” cites the “Medicare Accountable Care Organization Results For 2016: Seeing Improvement, Transformation Takes Time” Health Affairs Blog. The article states: “Evidence is mounting that the longer an ACO works with risk, the better it becomes at managing […]

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Recent Progress In The Value Journey: Growth Of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2018
September 6, 2018

A Becker’s Hospital Review article entitled “Medicare is driving ACO growth: 4 report findings” highlights four key findings for the “Recent Progress In The Value Journey: Growth Of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2018” Health Affairs Blog. The findings include: 1) There were 1,477 ACO contracts at the end of the first quarter of […]

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