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ACOs

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners Releases “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACO Types Now Averaging Savings” Report

November 11th, 2019

Salt Lake City, November 11, 2019—Medicare’s flagship Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), achieved net savings of $73 per person in 2018, more than double the net savings of $35 per person achieved in 2017. Researchers from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners shared their analysis of […]

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Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings

October 28th, 2019

A Health Affairs article entitled “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings,” co-authored by David Muhlestein, highlights Leavitt Partners Torch Insight data. Article here.

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Driven by Decline in Medicare Contracts, ACO Participation Dips

October 25th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence published an article entitled “Driven by Decline in Medicare Contracts, ACO Participation Dips,” highlighting the recent Health Affairs blog post which includes Torch Insight data provided by Leavitt Partners. Article here.

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TraceLink Demonstrates Continued Success in Helping Companies Across the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with their DSCSA Compliance Journey

October 25th, 2019

Cision PR Newswire recently released “TraceLink Demonstrates Continued Success in Helping Companies Across the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with their DSCSA Compliance Journey,” which highlights the new governance organization for DSCSA interoperability proposed by the Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance (PDSA). Article here.

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HHS Endorses Alternative Payment Model for Emergency Medicine

October 25th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence’s article “HHS Endorses Alternative Payment Model for Emergency Medicine” notes Leavitt Partners research which places emphasis on CMS creating alternative payment models (APMs) for specialists. Article here.

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More ACOs taking on downside risk, analysis finds

October 25th, 2019

Becker’s Healthcare published an article entitled “More ACOs taking on downside risk, analysis finds,” regarding the recent Health Affairs blog which highlights Leavitt Partners and Torch Insight. Article here.

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New Research Shows Impact of Recent Policies on ACO Growth

October 21st, 2019

Salt Lake City, October 21, 2019— Leavitt Partners and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy released “Spread of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2019: Gauging the Impact of Pathways to Success,” which leveraged data from Torch Insight, a robust, market-centric data integration and analytics platform developed by Leavitt Partners Insight. This annual paper summarizes the […]

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2019 Leavitt Partners Annual Strategy Conference Recap

August 12th, 2019

This week we would like to highlight the Leavitt Partners Annual Strategy Conference, which took place August 1-2 in Chicago. The almost 200 representatives—including health system leaders, strategists from health care solutions companies, and C-suite level decision makers from pharmaceutical and payer organizations—gathered to discuss a strategic framework, key information & perspectives, as well as […]

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