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ACOs

The 2018 ACO Survey: Unique Paths to Success

March 29th, 2019

This white paper reports the findings from the 2nd Annual ACO Survey of 203 Accountable Care Organizations, conducted in collaboration with the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), to better understand current trends and predict future developments relating to ACOs. The survey covered topics related to contracting, financial risk, organizational structure, program initiatives, challenges, and priorities. […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “The 2018 ACO Survey: Unique Paths to Success” White Paper

March 29th, 2019

Salt Lake City, March 29, 2019—Today, Leavitt Partners released “The 2018 ACO Survey: Unique Paths to Success.” This white paper reports the findings from the 2nd Annual ACO Survey of 203 Accountable Care Organizations, conducted in collaboration with the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), to better understand current trends and predict future developments relating to […]

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New Data Demonstrates Large Accountable Care Organizations’ Commitment to Assume Financial Risk 2019 Participation in Medicare’s Major Payment and Delivery Reform Program

March 15th, 2019

Salt Lake City, March 15, 2019— New research from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners shows that while most Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have committed to continue participating in the recently overhauled flagship Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), physician-led ACOS are leaving at a higher rate than in 2017. Highlights of this […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Track Switching in Medicare ACO Programs: A Look at the Move to Downside Risk” White Paper

February 25th, 2019

Salt Lake City, February 25, 2019—Today, Leavitt Partners released “Track Switching in Medicare ACO Programs: A Look at the Move to Downside Risk,” a white paper providing data-driven insight into the important characteristics distinguishing ACOs that progress to downside risk tracks from those that do not. The analysis in this paper draws on Leavitt Partners […]

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Track Switching in Medicare ACO Programs: A Look at the Move to Downside Risk

February 25th, 2019

Despite most accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) remaining in upside-only models, some ACOs have made the switch into risk-bearing tracks and/or participated in risk-bearing Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) demonstration models such as Pioneer and Next Generation. In this report, we provide an analysis of the differences […]

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The State of ACOs

February 8th, 2019

The article focuses on what ACOs need in order to be successful as well as pros and cons primary care providers need to consider regarding ACO participation.

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Pathways to Success: Options for ACOs” White Paper

January 10th, 2019

Salt Lake City, January 10, 2019 –Today, Leavitt Partners released “Pathways to Success: Options for ACOs,” a white paper that reports on predictions of the options available to current Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) under the recently finalized Pathways to Success rule. Under the Pathways rule, ACOs will be designated either […]

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Pathways to Success: Options for ACOs

January 10th, 2019

The “Pathways to Success: Options for ACOs” white paper reports on predictions of the options available to current Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) under the recently finalized Pathways to Success rule. Under the Pathways rule, ACOs will be designated either high or low revenue, based on claims data and practice revenues. […]

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