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Accountable Care

Remarkable Growth of Pharmaceutical Distribution Network to Upsurge the Position of Global Biopharmaceutical Third Party Logistics

June 7th, 2019

Digital Journal posted “Remarkable Growth of Pharmaceutical Distribution Network to Upsurge the Position of Global Biopharmaceutical Third Party Logistics,” highlighting the Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance (PDSA) and its proposed system for Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) governance.  View the article here.

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Texas Launches Statewide ACO

June 5th, 2019

Becker’s Healthcare posted “Texas Launches Statewide ACO,” highlighting key findings from a Leavitt Partners report, in partnership with the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative, which tracked the growth and spread of ACOs. The report covered topics related to contracting, patient populations, geographic dispersion, and policy implications of ACOs. View the article here.

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Accountable Care Organizations Lower Costs Compared to HMOs, PPOs

June 5th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence posted “Accountable Care Organizations Lower Costs Compared to HMOs, PPOs,” highlighting key findings from Leavitt Partners The Medicaid ACO Landscape white paper, which used data from Torch Insight™ to better understand the current characteristics of Medicaid ACOs. The white paper covered topics related to contracting, geographic dispersion, and successes of Medicaid ACOs at […]

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ACOs Could do More to Care for Seriously Ill Patients

June 3rd, 2019

Salt Lake City, June 3, 2019— Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have potential to care for the nation’s seriously ill patients at lower costs and improved quality, but few are taking steps to do so, according to new research  conducted by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners. The research appears today in June […]

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Are ACO-Affiliated Hospitals Narrowing Their PAC Networks?

May 23rd, 2019

Since the inception of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), affiliated health care stakeholders have experimented with various methods to help them achieve their goal of coordinating high-quality and cost-efficient care. ACOs were first implemented within the Medicare payment system in 2012, and ACO leaders continue to test care delivery transformation innovations to enable further opportunities for […]

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No Evidence That ACO-Affiliated Hospitals Are Narrowing Their PAC Networks

May 22nd, 2019

This white paper details the findings from an analysis of Medicare claims data that was compared with Accountable Care Organization (ACO) affiliation data from Torch Insight™, a proprietary analytics platform and compendium of health care data. Hospitals affiliated with or owned by an ACO are financially incentivized to manage the health and health care costs […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “No Evidence That ACO-Affiliated Hospitals Are Narrowing Their PAC Networks” White Paper

May 22nd, 2019

Salt Lake City, May 22, 2019—Today, Leavitt Partners released a white paper titled “No Evidence That ACO-Affiliated Hospitals are Narrowing Their PAC Networks.” This white paper details the findings from an analysis of Medicare claims data that was compared with Accountable Care Organization (ACO) affiliation data from Torch Insight™, a proprietary analytics platform and compendium […]

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Why Do Accountable Care Organization Leave the Medicare Shared Savings Program?

May 6th, 2019

Salt Lake City, May 6, 2019—In new research published today in Health Affairs, authors from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners studied factors that determine whether accountable care organizations (ACOs) thrive or exit Medicare flagship’s alternative to fee-for-service, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The study looked at 624 ACOs that have […]

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