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Hospital Engagement With Accountable Care Organizations
May 16, 2015

This brief takes a look at the challenges and opportunities hospitals are facing as they work to achieve quality improvement and save precious health care resources.

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Physician Participation in Accountable Care Organizations
May 16, 2015

This brief describes an ACO from physicians’ point of view, the changes it introduces in their daily practice, and the leadership opportunities that emerge with participation.

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Origins and Future of Accountable Care Organizations
May 16, 2015

This brief discusses the evolution of ACOs and why accountable care represents a changing dynamic in the health care system to make care delivery more patient-centered and efficient.

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Responding to ‘Change Indicators’ Critical for Payers to Optimize Sales Cycle
January 1, 2015

The ubiquitous spotlight of health reform wasn’t always this bright. The health care sector, like other markets, has had its share of change indicators over the years that have led to this moment.

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The Stage is Set: Predicting State and Federal Reactions to King v. Burwell
January 1, 2015

Leavitt Partners’ latest white paper, The Stage is Set: Predicting State and Federal Reactions to King v. Burwell, is “a perceptive white paper that envisions federal and state contingency planning ahead of the landmark King v. Burwell Supreme Court ruling that could eliminate access to subsidized insurance coverage for millions of consumers.

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A Taxonomy of Accountable Care Organizations: Different Approaches to Achieve the Triple Aim
June 16, 2014

As providers begin to bear risk for defined populations, providers and payers have begun to change the way they deliver and pay for health care. Accountable care organizations (ACOs), in particular, have proliferated with the common goal to fulfill the triple aim of improved patient satisfaction, improved care and decreased health care costs. Though ACOs […]

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The Accountable Care Paradigm: More than Just Managed Care 2.0
June 24, 2013

Accountable care organizations have become an emphasis in health policy circles, but some feel they represent the return of 1990s managed care.

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Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations
November 24, 2011

Following the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s emphasis on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the announcement of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, an increased interest has emerged among providers and payers to create ACOs.

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