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COVID Hotspots
June 25, 2020

One way to monitor an infectious disease like COVID-19 is to look for “hotspots,” or places where growth of active cases are creating challenges relative to other regions. A hotspotting exercise allows policymakers, industry leaders, and other key stakeholders to quickly assess where to deploy resources. In this paper, we discuss some of the nuances […]

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Governor Leavitt’s Recommendations on How to Better Prepare for Pandemics
June 23, 2020

On June 23, 2020, Governor Michael O. Leavitt, former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) in a hearing titled, “COVID-19: Lessons Learned to Prepare for the Next Pandemic.” HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released a white paper titled “Preparing […]

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We Cannot Predict, but We Can Prepare: How Employers Can Approach their COVID-19 Strategies
June 2, 2020

By Emilie Ebert and Alan Hanson As areas in the United States ease restrictions, and as more industries resume operations, many business owners are wary of how they could be impacted by future outbreaks of COVID-19. For many, restarting the economy is a relief. However, the threat of disruption from flare-ups in COVID-19 transmission have […]

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Understanding the Coronavirus & Situational Characteristics: A Framework for Individuals and Businesses for Mitigating Risk
May 26, 2020

As state and local leaders announce plans for reopening, Americans are venturing out of various levels of isolation to participate in the economy, as workers and consumers. Federal and local governments, public health entities (including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control), business associations, and others are issuing guidelines to […]

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ACOs and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Practice Patterns Impact Savings
May 12, 2020

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) attempt to lower the cost of health care for a defined population while improving the quality of care that population receives. Reducing the total cost of care requires ACOs to implement both payment reform and delivery reform—changing payment models to align incentives for high-value care and shifting treatment to use resources […]

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How COVID-19 Could Affect the Election and Health Care in 2021
May 4, 2020

Leavitt Partners hosted a webinar on April 7, 2020, discussing the implications of COVID-19 on the November elections. Governor Mike Leavitt, Vince Ventimiglia, Brett Graham, and Jen Colamonico shared their thoughts on the political and economic implications of this pandemic. To view the recorded webinar, click here. Pandemics are a biological fact, a part of […]

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Blog Post – Peaking COVID: When Will the Country See a Decrease in Cases?
April 29, 2020

Written by Robert Richards, Ph.D. and David Muhlestein, Ph.D., JD The global COVID-19 pandemic is the largest public health crisis in generations. Life as we know it, from macroeconomic conditions all the way down to personal daily life, has been impacted significantly (to put it lightly). As the pandemic has now been with us for […]

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Peaking COVID: When Will the Country See a Decrease in Cases?
April 29, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is the largest public health crisis in generations. In the United States, COVID-19 has been confirmed in almost 966,000 individuals as of April 26, claiming at least 53,000 lives according to data from Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The policy response to this crisis has been to shut down major […]

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