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ACOs

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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Leavitt Partners Selected to Participate in the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Technical Assistance Marketplace

September 21st, 2018

Salt Lake City, September 21, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners announced that the firm has been selected to participate in the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Technical Assistance (TA) Program and TA Marketplace. The TA Marketplace is part of a broader initiative of  MassHealth, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, […]

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Heading For the Exit: Rather Than Face Risk, Many ACOs Could Leave

May 12th, 2018

David Muhlestein provided insights on ACOs assuming risk under the MSSP for a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Heading for the exit: Rather than face risk, many ACOs could leave.” “ACOs within (the Track 1) category have entered into the program but have not made substantive changes in how they deliver care,” David said. “Simply getting […]

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CMS Targets Value-Based Purchasing, Drug Costs to Reduce Spending

May 8th, 2018

A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “CMS Targets Value-Based Purchasing, Drug Costs to Reduce Spending” references the Leavitt Partners “Accountable Care Organizations and Risk-Based Payment Arrangements: Strong Preference for Upside-Only Contracts” white paper. The article states, “About 61 percent of ACO contracts contain only upside financial risk, meaning organizations do not have to repay financial losses, a […]

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How ACOs Can Optimize Post-Acute Care to Succeed in Value-Based Care

May 3rd, 2018

A Becker’s Hospital Review article entitled “How ACOs can optimize post-acute care to succeed in value-based care: 5 Qs with naviHealth’s senior medical director” cites the Leavitt Partners and NAACOS “The 2017 Annual ACO Survey: What Do Current Trends Tell Us About The Future of Accountable Care.” The article states, “As of 2017, more than […]

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Pharmacist Integration in Med Use Process Yields Positive Results at ACOs

February 1st, 2018

A Drug Topics article entitled “Pharmacist Integration in Med Use Process Yields Positive Results at ACOs” highlights responses from Chris Wilks.

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