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ACOs

Updated ACO and Value-Based Tracking Data is Now Available

June 17th, 2021

David Muhlestein, William K. Bleser, Robert S. Saunders, and Mark B. McClellan publish Health Affairs Blog “All-Payer Spread of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2021: The Crossroads and Future of Value-Based Care” Salt Lake City, June 17, 2021— Leavitt Partners and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy released “All-Payer Spread of ACOs and Value-Based […]

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Leavitt Partners consulting team writes brief for the ACLC

January 29th, 2021

The Accountable Care Learning Collaborative: The Leavitt Partners consulting team recently created a brief for the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC). The brief evaluates both the direct contracting and MSSP risk-based Accountable Care Organization (ACO) programs as methods to deliver value in healthcare. This type of content is typically only accessible by members, but this […]

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David Muhlestein speaks on the practicality of physician-led ACOs in recent article

January 13th, 2021

Repertoire Magazine: David Muhlestein was featured extensively in a recent article in Repertoire Magazine on the effectiveness of affordable care organizations (ACOs). In the article, he is quoted discussing cost-savings benefits for physicians and Medicare patients through ACOs, the ability ACOs have to deliver high-quality care, and the superiority of physician-led ACOs compared to hospital […]

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David Muhlestein co-authors a new study on Medicare ACO attribution methods

December 10th, 2020

AJMC: David Muhlestein, chief strategy and chief research officer for Leavitt Partners, recently co-authored a study on Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) attribution methods. The study examines patient survival rates and spending by Medicare for ACO populations based on whether the ACOs use prospective or retrospective claims-based attribution methods. Read the full article here.

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Open Minds: Almost Half Of ACOs Led By Physicians In 2018

June 23rd, 2020

Open Minds: David Muhlestein was quoted in an article entitled “Almost Half Of ACOs Led By Physicians In 2018,’” which highlighted a recent study co-authored by David. Read the article here.

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Revcycle Intelligence: More Physician Groups Lead Accountable Care Organizations

May 29th, 2020

Revcycle Intelligence: David Muhlestein was quoted in an article entitled “More Physician Groups Lead Accountable Care Organizations,’” which highlighted a recent study co-authored by David. Read the article here.

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ACOs and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Practice Patterns Impact Savings

May 12th, 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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Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk

January 15th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in an Advisory Board article entitled “CMS: Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk,” providing insight on MSSP participation and overall ACO participation trends. Article here.

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