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Leavitt Partners Selected to Participate in the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Technical Assistance Marketplace
September 21, 2018

Salt Lake City, September 21, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners announced that the firm has been selected to participate in the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Technical Assistance (TA) Program and TA Marketplace. The TA Marketplace is part of a broader initiative of  MassHealth, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, […]

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Health Affairs Releases “Half A Decade In, Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Are Generating Net Savings” A Two-Part Health Affairs Blog
September 21, 2018

Washington, DC, September 21, 2018 – A Medicare program begun in 2012 to coordinate health care and be accountable for patients’ health saved Medicare $313 million in 2017, the first time the program generated net savings for the federal government, a two-part blog post released Thursday and Friday by Health Affairs reports. The post, by […]

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The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health Releases White Paper
September 11, 2018

The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health Releases White Paper Defining their Action Plan to Address the Broad Underlying Inputs to Health Washington, D.C., September 11, 2018 – The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH), a group of stakeholders working to systematically and pragmatically build a common understanding […]

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New Healthcare Alliance Launches Alternative Payment Model for Addiction Recovery
September 7, 2018

Leavitt Partners Joins National Non-Profit, Facing Addiction with NCADD and Remedy Partners to Redesign the Structure and Payment of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Services  Washington, D.C. – September 7, 2018 – A national multi-sector alliance of healthcare industry leaders, including Leavitt Partners, Facing Addiction with NCADD (The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) and […]

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ACO Maturity Score
August 29, 2018

As the market is broadly moving toward value-based care, it is important to develop tools to evaluate value-based models, understand different ACOs’ levels of engagement and experience with value-based care, and measure the readiness of individual organizations to successfully bear risk.

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A Uniquely American Health System
August 16, 2018

As the United States continues to move toward a value-based health care system, significant challenges slow down our progress. Political pressure exists from all sides, incentives have yet to be appropriately aligned, and the pressing need to change stakeholder behavior remains a time-sensitive imperative. Solving these challenges requires going beyond admiring the challenges to implementing […]

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Health Affairs Releases “Recent Progress in the Value Journey: Growth of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2018” Blog Post
August 14, 2018

Salt Lake City, August 14, 2018 –Today, Health Affairs released “Recent Progress in the Value Journey: Grown of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2018,” a blog presenting figures on accountable care organization (ACO) and value-based payment (VBP) adoption from the past year and discusses the implications of these trends for the future. The post […]

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Medicaid ACOs: Understanding Different State Approaches
August 14, 2018

Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) differ from state to state. To understand these differences, Leavitt Partners developed a framework that explains four approaches states take to establish ACO programs. The framework considers the level of state engagement with the ACO based on whether a Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) exists in the state and the MCO’s degree of involvement. The framework can […]

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